A biological man who thinks he’s a woman crushed his female competition at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships, breaking five all-time records. Watch the humiliating footage below.
Lia Thomas finished the meet with four titles after leading the University of Pennsylvania to victory in the 400 freestyle relay later Saturday. All told this week, the male swimmer is a new owner of two Ivy League records and three Blodgett Pool records in female swimming.
In other words, the best female swimmer in the Ivy Leagues is a man. He’s a man who thinks he’s a woman, but biologically the dude is a dude.
Thomas has automatically qualified for the NCAA championships in the 200 and 500 freestyle events. His times in the 1,650 and 100 free put him in contention to be selected for those events as well, ESPN reports.
Two weeks ago 16 of his teammates wrote a letter calling for their male teammate to be banned from competition, the Washington Post reported.
“We fully support Lia Thomas in her decision to affirm her gender identity and to transition from a man to a woman. Lia has every right to live her life authentically,” the letter read. “However, we also recognize that when it comes to sports competition, that the biology of sex is a separate issue from someone’s gender identity. Biologically, Lia holds an unfair advantage over competition in the women’s category, as evidenced by her rankings that have bounced from #462 as a male to #1 as a female. If she were to be eligible to compete against us, she could now break Penn, Ivy, and NCAA Women’s Swimming records; feats she could never have done as a male athlete.”
Unfortunately, the NCAA sided with the transgender athlete.
The NCAA’s Administrative Subcommittee of the Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports (CMAS) decided that it wouldn’t alter its testosterone guidance after all, stating that “implementing additional changes at this time could have unfair and potentially detrimental impacts on schools and student-athletes intending to compete in 2022 NCAA women’s swimming championships.”
Shame on the NCAA for ignoring basic science and shame on Lia Thomas for violating the most important tenet of college athletics: sportsmanship.
500 free final @IvyLeague championships: Lia Thomas, formerly of the @PennSwimDive men’s team, won by over 7 seconds. You can hardly see the other women swimming at the far end of the pool by the time the race is over. For the women, “it was a race for second place.” pic.twitter.com/3ItZnsGMtR— Emily Kreps (@ekreps) February 18, 2022