As expected the man swimming in the women’s NCAA championships crushed the field on Thursday evening.
Will Thomas, a middle-tier male swimmer, now swimming as Lia, after declaring himself a woman, is a gold medalist against those with XX chromosomes.
Lia become the first transgender athlete to win a National Collegiate Athletic Association swimming championship – with her controversial victory attracting a mixed reception.
Thomas is one of more than 300 swimmers who qualified for the NCAA championships this week, after securing a trio of records at the Ivy League Championships last month in the 100, 200, and 500 yard freestyle events.
The UPenn swimmer, 22, won the 500-meter freestyle in Atlanta in a time of 4 minutes, 33.24 seconds on Thursday evening.
Afterward, the crowd was notably more enthusiastic when cheering for the woman who’d come second place – Emma Weyant, of the University of Virginia. She swam 4:34.99.
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“I try to ignore it as much as I can, I try to focus on my swimming what I need to do to get ready for my races and I just try to block out everything else,” said Thomas after the race, when asked by ESPN about the response.
“It means the world to be here, to be with two of my best friend and teammates and be able to compete.”
Thomas, whose continued wins and record-breaking performances have made her the world’s most controversial athlete, also roundly defeated fellow swimmers at last month’s Ivy League championships.
The Texan, who swam for three years on the university’s men’s team before transitioning in 2019, is now the first transgender athlete to win a NCAA championship – a distinction one of Thomas’ teammates said would be dubious if achieved.
Thomas has undergone the required hormone treatment to meet the current rules for transgender athletes, but critics say her stunning performances prove that she still retains a considerable and unfair advantage.
“It’s not necessarily an achievement in my mind,” said one of Thomas’ teammates on UPenn’s Women’s Swim Team.
The teammate, who refused to give her name for fear of repercussions, told Fox News Digital that Thomas’s participation in D1-sanctioned women’s events has “completely ruined the integrity of the sport.”
She said Thomas’ achievements while on the women’s team, should be taken with a grain of salt due to the biological advantages of being born a man.
“It’s its own distinct category because no woman is going to be as fast as a man, and here, is just completely – we’re just throwing away the definition of a record to fit into someone else’s agenda of what it should mean to them,” she said.
“In reality, it makes no scientific sense to do so.”
Well, Emma Weyant did not get the gold medal she earned, which I would have thought until recently, would have been universally condemned by the #metoo movement.
Instead, today’s youth, under dramatic indoctrination, through their 12 plus years of education, can only cheer for Lia and collectively expect everyone to do the same.
The individual has been replaced by the collective, and the collective is being driven by Godless post-modern anarchists.
By: Eric Thompson, editor of Eric Thompson Show.
This story syndicated with permission from Eric Thompson, Author at Trending Politics
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