ATLANTA (AP) — Lia Thomas took control in the final 100 yards of the 500-yard freestyle to make history Thursday as the first known transgender woman to win an NCAA swimming championship.
Thomas, the University of Pennsylvania senior who entered the NCAA women’s swimming and diving championships as the top seed, had a season-best time of 4 minutes, 33.24 seconds.
“I didn’t have a whole lot of expectation for this meet,” Thomas said. “I was just happy to be here and race and compete the best I could.”
Virginia’s Emma Weyant was second at 4:34.99.
The race was close until the final 100 yards, with Weyant and Erica Sullivan of Texas pushing Thomas for the lead.
As was the case in Thursday morning in a preliminary win, Thomas was stronger at the end. She won the preliminary race at 4:33.82.
Thomas also is the top seed in the 200 freestyle Friday and is the 10th seed in the 100 freestyle Saturday.
Thomas is a former male swimmer for Penn. She has followed NCAA and Ivy League rules since she began her transition in 2019 by starting hormone replacement therapy.
The inclusion of the transgender swimmer created controversy, even within the sport. There were fewer than 10 protesters outside the Georgia Tech facility, and some carried banners which read “Save Women’s Sports” in the stands.
“I try to ignore it as much as I can,” Thomas said. “I try to focus on my swimming .. and just try to block out everything else.”
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Time for transgender college teams to end this destruction of Women and Men Teams. Or if you were born male , stay with the male teams. If you were born female stay with the female teams.
I keep wondering, WHY HAVE NOT ALL THE OTHER Real women in this sport, SIMPLY TOLD the NCAA “either IT goes, or WE go!”
You would think that some innocent American child in the audience would appear and tell all THE PEOPLE, if not declaring these Emperors of mis-order and mayhem were wearing no cloths, at least remind everyone they are wearing the wrong clothes, and playing on the wrong team.
No…. First Transgender degenerative pervert ‘ Pretending to be Woman’ Wins NCAAs.
Maybe if I identify with being a turtle, I can run in turtle races and win.
The insanity and treachery of the demonic, immoral, socialist Democrat Party know no bounds.
Here’s the thing with this man winning in a woman’s sport, he is a man and what he “feels like” doesn’t change the science behind him being a male. Chromosomes come in two genders, male and female, and there is no such thing as a “feel like” chromosome. Nothing can change that. NOT ONE THING. Not surgery, not pills, and not “feelings”. Chromosomes can not be changed so if born a male you stay a male, if born a female you stay a female. All you can do is mutilate your body but your sex is and will still the same as you were born with due to those little chromosomes. That’s called science based on facts not “feelings”.
To the sexually perverted Democrats, Truth, Facts, Reality and History are all irrelevant,
If the Democrats do not WANT to believe them or they disagree with them.
Democrats will just make up their own, Truth, Facts, Reality and History to fit what they WANT to believe or fits into the Con or Deception that they are running at the time.
But … but … you just don’t unnerstan’.
COMMENTNow you tell us.
Woman? This would almost be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic. Only a very sick society would approve of something like this.
AND every time we and the media, BUY INTO THEIR demented belief structure, and CALL AN IT a woman, THEY WIN.
>> Only a very sick society would approve <<
Well, isn't that what we have?
What a wild, wacky world we live in today. We have biologically challenged people who are completely stumped when it comes to having to recognizing what sex they are—even with the help of real-life characteristics with descriptions in case they need to look it up in a book.
“Shove me into shallow water, before I get too deep.”—The New Bohemians
This is stupidity at its worse. Reminds me of the person, who decided that she was a Native Indian, so she could benefit from Harvard’s policy to push into the faculty Native Americans. I know of men, who were discriminated against at top law firms because they were intent on having women partners. In New York City, a secret memo to Agency Heads was intended to encourage the hiring of black women attorneys. This is reverse discrimination and could be the reason why New York is going into the garbage can. How do I know these things? I’ve seen it, I have been told it. I have been discriminated against. Why have over 300,000 New Yorkers left the City?
So, are they saying, no she’s not a woman, because they keep referring to her as a transgender? Is that some new breed of person?
No action will be taken by any demoRat until an under-average bench warming, 7 foot male basketball player declares hes now a 7 foot female and enter into the WNBA. Racism is all liberals knows and until it effect their cause, nothing will be done about males destroying women sports.
Even then, they will decry those who SPEAK OUT against that “IT”, and claim that we are just being transphobic…
Nope, not true. Liam Thomas is an XY, biological male. He is mentally a woman, but physically and biologically, a DUDE! He should be shamed and humiliated by society. He is also a narcissist who is so obviously mentally sick.
Gender dysphoria, or, transgenderism, is a MENTAL ILLNESS. Society used to understand this. Now, it seems to be a mystery.
WE should have NEVER EVER closed all those damn psych wards..
They keep telling us to trust the science, well the science says he’s a man and always will be. Should not be allowed to compete in a women’s event.
Now if there was an all transgender event, that would be ok and on a level playing field.
AHH, but to THEM, the ‘science’ says anyone can FEEL TO BE what ever they want.. LOGIC AND GENETICS be damned.
This is not true. HE did not win anything. HE can’t win women’s sports competition because HE is not a women. HE was AWARDED that title because the wokies (and wokets) have all lost their collective minds, but HE did not WIN anything
My Buick TourX thinks it is a Porsche Panamera! What am I to do, how can I deal with this dysforia? How can I convince it that it cannot genetically be a Porsche?