Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas wins the 100m and 200m freestyle races

Transgender UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas wins the 100m AND 200m freestyle races against Harvard days after USA Swimming said it would release ‘new policyon whether ‘elite trans athleteswill still be able to compete against biological women

  • Transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, 22, won two of her races on Saturday although her win’s were by narrower margins than of late
  • Her previous wins sparked controversy having smashed several women’s records in the pool
  • She broke two national women’s records last month at the Zippy International in Akron, 俄亥俄
  • NCAA rules on transgender athletes returned to the forefront when Thomas started smashing records last year
  • Under new guidelines, 成功将全国大学体育协会关于跨性别运动员的规则放在首位,它最近宣布,每项运动的国家管理机构将决定谁可以参加比赛
  • 星期四, USA Swimming team announced it will allow ‘non-eliteathletes to compete in a way that is ‘consistent with their gender identity
  • But it also added that a new policy would ‘shortlybe released on ‘elite’ 这家伙正在做的工作
  • 变性人 大学 宾夕法尼亚州 swimmer Lia Thomas, 22, was back in the pool on Saturday where she continued to beat fellow swimmers, leaving them in her wake.

    Competing during an NCAA college swimming meet with Harvard University in Boston, 马萨诸塞州, Thomas won the Women’s 100m and Women’s 200m Freestyle races, although the margin’s were far narrower than in previous races she won in 2021.

    Thomas won her 100m race in 50.55 seconds with her closest competitor coming in at 51.51.

    In the 200m race, she won in 1:47.08 with the second place being secured in 1:48.44.

    Penn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas competes in the 200 meter freestyle during an NCAA college swimming meet with Harvard on Saturday

    Penn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas competes in the 200 meter freestyle during an NCAA college swimming meet with Harvard on Saturday

    Penn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, 对, towers over her teammates as she dries off after after warming up with the team before the  NCAA college swimming meet with Harvard

    Penn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, 对, towers over her teammates as she dries off after after warming up with the team before the NCAA college swimming meet with Harvard

    Penn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, 中央, competes against Harvard's Erin Cavanagh, 剩下, and Harvard's Felici Passadyn at the start of the women's 200 meter freestyle race during the an NCAA college swimming meet

    Penn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, 中央, competes against Harvard’s Erin Cavanagh, 剩下, and Harvard’s Felici Passadyn at the start of the women’s 200 meter freestyle race during the an NCAA college swimming meet

    汤玛士’ controversial wins saw the NCAA review its guidelines for male-to-female trans athletes on Wednesday, but the body ultimately washed its hands of the swirling row surrounding transgender athletes in college athletics.

    Under the new guidelines, approved by the NCAA Board of Governors, transgender participation for each sport will be determined by the policy for each sport’s national governing body.

    NCAA rules on transgender athletes returned to the forefront when Thomas started smashing records late last year.

    She was on the UPenn men’s team during her first three years, but she is now competing on the women’s team this season after transitioning.

    Penn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas speaks to her coach after winning the 200 meter freestyle during an NCAA college swimming meet with Harvard  on Saturday

    Penn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas speaks to her coach after winning the 200 meter freestyle during an NCAA college swimming meet with Harvard on Saturday

    Transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, 22, won two of her races on Saturday although her win's were by narrower margins than of late

    Transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, 22, won two of her races on Saturday although her win’s were by narrower margins than of late

    Although her previous wins sparked controversy having smashed several women's records in the pool Saturday's timings were similar to her competitors. The University of Pennsylvania says it will work with the NCAA under its newly adopted standards for transgender athletes

    Although her previous wins sparked controversy having smashed several women’s records in the pool Saturday’s timings were similar to her competitors. The University of Pennsylvania says it will work with the NCAA under its newly adopted standards for transgender athletes

    上个月, 在今年过渡并加入女队之前,他在宾大男队比赛了三年, 俄亥俄, that saw her finish the 1,650-yard freestyle 38 seconds ahead of the next closest finisher, teammate Anna Sofia Kalandaze.

    托马斯的获胜时间是 15:59:71, 与她的 UPenn 队友 Anna Kalandaze 一起获得第二名 16:37:44.

    托马斯的胜利是 Zippy Meet 的记录, 以及活动发生的游泳池. 但她也设法在同一赛事的较早比赛中打破了两项美国女子游泳记录.

    The first US record was broken on December 3, when Thomas won the 500-meter freestyle with a time of 4:34:06. 她奔向胜利 14 比 Kalandaze 提前几秒 – 她打败的游泳运动员 38 星期日的秒数.

    The following Saturday, she won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:41:93 – 比她最接近的对手领先七秒, 也给她在那场比赛中最快的美国女性时间.

    USA Swimming has announced it will release a new policy 'shortly' on whether elite trans athletes like Ivy League swimmer Lia Thomas can compete against biological women

    USA Swimming has announced it will release a new policy 'shortly' on whether elite trans athletes like Ivy League swimmer Lia Thomas can compete against biological women

    USA Swimming has announced it will release a new policy ‘shortlyon whether elite trans athletes like Ivy League swimmer Lia Thomas can compete against biological women

    利亚·托马斯, 盘旋, is pictured in a post by UPenn Swimming and Diving, 字幕: 'Ladies at the beach'

    利亚·托马斯, 盘旋, is pictured in a post by UPenn Swimming and Diving, 字幕: ‘Ladies at the beach

    图为: Thomas training with the team at Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Florida earlier this month

    图为: Thomas training with the team at Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Florida earlier this month

    With NCAA taking little decisive action, on Thursday USA Swimming announced it will release a new policy ‘shortlyon whether elite trans athletes like Ivy League swimmer Thomas can compete against biological women.

    The organization, which oversees more than 360,000 成员, released a statement Thursday after the NCAA Board of Governors said they will update their guidelines to follow the wishes of each sport’s governing body.

    ‘USA Swimming firmly believes in inclusivity and the opportunity for all athletes to experience the sport of swimming in a manner consistent with their gender identity and expression,’ 声明读.

    ‘We also strongly believe in competitive equity, 和, like many, are doing our best to learn and educate ourselves on the appropriate balance in this space.

    Thomas looks on as she celebrates senior day with her teammates during a swim meet, 星期六, 一月 8, 2022, in Philadelphia

    Thomas looks on as she celebrates senior day with her teammates during a swim meet, 星期六, 一月 8, 2022, in Philadelphia








    目前, trans women can compete against any other female athlete if they’ve undergone suppression treatment for a year. But critics say that is insufficientas evidenced by spectacular wins such as Thomas’sand that trans athletes retain considerable advantages over female rivals because of their height and musculature.

    Thomas has been blowing women’s swimming records out of the water and there is even a chance she might win national championships and even compete for all-time NCAA records set by Olympic gold medalists Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky.

    None of Thomasfellow swimmers have voiced their opinion publicly on the matter, but some have spoken out anonymously to air their concerns, saying that Thomas is arrogant, her teammates are upsetand that their coach is just obsessed with winning.

    ‘She compares herself to Jackie Robinson. She said she is like the Jackie Robinson of trans sports,’ one of Thomasteammates told the 但布雷耶距离自己宣布这一消息还有几个月的时间. Robinson was the first black baseball player to compete in the Major League.

    上个星期, 汤玛士, 图为, was crushed twice in a women's swim meet by another transgender competitor who is transitioning from female to male

    上个星期, 汤玛士, 图为, was crushed twice in a women’s swim meet by another transgender competitor who is transitioning from female to male

    Thomas came out as transgender in 2019 和她的耶鲁游泳队友在向他们宣布她正在过渡到男性之前

    Thomas came out as transgender in 2019 和她的耶鲁游泳队友在向他们宣布她正在过渡到男性之前

    和她的耶鲁游泳队友在向他们宣布她正在过渡到男性之前 2019 和她的耶鲁游泳队友在向他们宣布她正在过渡到男性之前

    ‘She laughs about it and mocks the situation. Instead of caring or showing that she cares about what she’s doing or what she’s doing to her teammates, she’s not sympathetic or empathetic at all. Lia never addressed our team. She never asked if it was OK. She never asked how we felt. She never tried to explain how she feels. She never has said anything to us as a group. She never addressed anything.

    Despite setting three school records and two national records, Thomas shrugged off the furor in a recent interview, telling swimming news site SwimSwam: ‘It’s not healthy for me to read it and engage with it at all, and so I don’t, and that’s all I’ll say on that.

    Her teammates have been less accepting of Thomas’s post-transition feats, 然而. Days after the Zippy International, two swimmers complained anonymously to the media about a ‘lack of fairness’.

    ‘They’re having to go behind the blocks knowing no matter what, 他们没有机会获胜. 我认为它真的让每个人都受益,’ one told OutKick.

    Caitlyn Jenner has said the 'woke world' is not working for women's sports and is calling on the NCAA to adjust their transgender policy for sports

    Caitlyn Jenner has said the ‘woke worldis not working for women’s sports and is calling on the NCAA to adjust their transgender policy for sports

    本周早些时候, Caitlyn Jenner called on the NCAA to immediately stop transgender athletes like Thomas from competing against their biological counterparts.

    詹纳, 72, said Wednesday there was no doubt in her mind that the rules needed to be changed.

    “我们现在生活的所有这个清醒的世界都不起作用,’ “我们现在生活的所有这个清醒的世界都不起作用, “我们现在生活的所有这个清醒的世界都不起作用 1976 “我们现在生活的所有这个清醒的世界都不起作用 2015.

    “我们现在生活的所有这个清醒的世界都不起作用, “我们现在生活的所有这个清醒的世界都不起作用, “我们现在生活的所有这个清醒的世界都不起作用, “我们现在生活的所有这个清醒的世界都不起作用, '哦, 我的天哪, “我们现在生活的所有这个清醒的世界都不起作用,’ 没有, “我们现在生活的所有这个清醒的世界都不起作用’

    Writing on Twitter, Jenner stated explicitly ‘biological boys should not compete against biological boys.

    She then went on Fox News stating: “我们现在生活的所有这个清醒的世界都不起作用, “我们现在生活的所有这个清醒的世界都不起作用, “我们现在生活的所有这个清醒的世界都不起作用, “我们现在生活的所有这个清醒的世界都不起作用’

    Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps, 36, has reacted to the ongoing debate over trans college athlete Lia Thomas competing on women's swim team

    Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps, 36, has reacted to the ongoing debate over trans college athlete Lia Thomas competing on women’s swim team

    上个星期, champion swimmer Michael Phelps described the controversy as being ‘very complicated’ – before adding that sports need a ‘level playing field’ 编辑或删除分支机构记录的交易。.

    Phelps, the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 28 奖牌, compared the issue of athletes like Thomas to 俄罗斯卡米拉·瓦列娃 in order to secure a competitive advantage in the pool.

    说话 有线电视新闻网, Phelps was adamant that something needed to be done about current NCAA guidelines that allow Thomas to compete against swimmers born femalebut was unable to share any specific ideas.

    ‘I think this leads back to the organizing committees again because it has to be a level playing field. That’s something that we all need. Because that’s what sports are. 为了我, I don’t know where this is going to go. I don’t know what’s going to happen.

    Phelps, who also holds the all-time record for Olympic gold medals at 13, said he simply wants to see a fairness across the sport.

    ‘I believe that we all should feel comfortable with who we are in our own skin, but I think sports should all be played on an even playing field,’ 他说.

    ‘I don’t know what it looks like in the future. 当暴风雨和阿洛在一岁左右开始托儿所时. It’s very complicated and this is my sport, this has been my sport my whole entire career, and honestly the one thing I would love is everybody being able to compete on an even playing field.

    Phelps  holds the all-time record for Olympic gold medals at 13. He says he simply wants to see a fairness across the sport

    Phelps holds the all-time record for Olympic gold medals at 13. He says he simply wants to see a fairness across the sport

    跨性别运动员在女子体育比赛中引发争议

    跨性别女性引发了一场关于她们参与女子运动的争论.

    在六月, 跨性别跨栏运动员 CeCe Telfer 在未能证明她当时能够满足睾丸激素要求后被禁止参加美国奥运会选拔赛.

    的 5 nmol/L 睾酮水平, 被认为是女性出生的女性自然拥有的最高水平, 是由世界田径队在 2019 为希望加入美国奥运代表队参加女子长距离比赛的成员 400 米和一英里.

    特尔弗的经理, 大卫麦克法兰, 说特尔弗会尊重这个决定

    跨性别跑者 CeCe Telfer

    另一位美国运动员, BMX车手切尔西沃尔夫, 作为替代前往东京奥运会.

    她成为美国队首位跨性别奥运选手. 她没有参加奥运会.

    切尔西沃尔夫 BMX 车手

    切尔西沃尔夫 BMX 车手

    跨性别举重运动员劳雷尔·哈伯德 (Laurel Hubbard) 于 8 月宣布,由于今年夏天在东京奥运会上备受争议的出场,她将退役。, 她没有完成一次升降机.

    这位 43 岁的, 谁转入 2012, 曾代表新西兰参加女子 87 公斤级以上的比赛,但在成为第一位参加单人比赛的跨性别女性创造历史后失败了. 但 她未能在东京记录一次有效的抓举.

    变性举重运动员劳雷尔·哈伯德

    变性举重运动员劳雷尔·哈伯德

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