Transgender UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas smashes more records by14 seconds

Transgender UPenn swimmer smashes TWO US records at her latest competition and finishes one race 38 SECONDS ahead of her nearest rival amid growing outrage over ‘unfair’ contests

  • 리아 토마스, 22, smashed two U.S. swimming records at an Akron, Ohio contest
  • 토마스가 이겼다 1,650 기록적인 시간에 자유형 15:59.71 beating her closest rival Anna Sofia Kalandaze by 38 초
  • She left rivals floundering in a 500 freestyle beating them by 14 초
  • Last month she competed in a women’s swimming event between Princeton and Cornell and has regularly broken records as part of UPenn’s team
  • Thomas previously competed for the school’s men’s team for three years before joining the women’s team. Her last men’s competition was in November 2019
  • Some have voiced their anger at her swimming success, claiming it to be ‘unfair,’ and many refused to refer to her as a woman
  • NCAA rules dictate any trans female athlete can take part in women’s events if they have completed a year of testosterone suppression treatment
  • 리아 토마스, 22, (전환 후 사진) 지금 여자 대학 수영 기록을 지배하고 있습니다

    리아 토마스, 22, (전환 후 사진) 이제 여자 대학 수영 기록을 지배하고 있습니다

    A trans swimmer and senior at the University of 펜실베니아, who previously spent three years competing as a man, smashed two US records while competing at a weekend contest, sparking fresh claims of unfairness.

    일요일에, 리아 토마스, 22, put in an astounding performance at the Zippy Invitational Event in Akron, 오하이오, that saw her finish the 1,650 마당 자유형 38 seconds ahead of her teammate Anna Sofia Kalandaze.

    토마스의 우승 시간은 15:59:71, 그녀의 UPenn 팀 동료 Anna Kalandaze와 함께 16:37:44.

    Thomas의 승리는 Zippy Meet의 기록이었습니다., 그리고 이벤트가 있었던 수영장. 그러나 그녀는 또한 같은 이벤트에서 이전 경주에서 2개의 미국 여자 수영 기록을 깨뜨렸습니다..

    The first US record was broken on Friday, 12 월 3, when Thomas won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:34:06. 그녀는 승리를 향해 질주했다 14 Kalandaze보다 몇 초 앞서 – 그녀가 이긴 수영 선수 38 일요일의 초.

    그리고 토요일에, she won the 200 yard freestyle in 1:41:93 – 가장 가까운 라이벌보다 7초 앞서, 그녀에게 그 경주에서 가장 빠른 미국 여성 기록을 주었습니다..

    첫 번째 시즌입니다 토마스, 이전에 이름이 윌이었던 사람, 트랜스젠더 여성으로 수영 대회에 참가했습니다.. 의지대로, Thomas는 두 시즌 동안 남자 팀에서 경쟁했습니다..

    This weekend she won three events and set three new school records including two new Ivy League records.

    이번 주말, Lia Thomas는 3개의 이벤트에서 우승하고 2개의 새로운 Ivy League 기록을 포함하여 3개의 새로운 학교 기록을 세웠습니다.

    이번 주말, Lia Thomas는 3개의 이벤트에서 우승하고 2개의 새로운 Ivy League 기록을 포함하여 3개의 새로운 학교 기록을 세웠습니다.

    금요일 밤에, Thomas managed to win the 500-yard freestyle in 4:34.06. The result set a new record, Akron pool record, Penn school record and the Ivy League record.

    On Saturday she won the 200 free with a pool, meet and program record time of 1:41.93, 약간 7 seconds clear of second place.

    그때, 일요일에, 토마스가 이겼다 1,650 기록적인 시간에 자유형 15:59.71. She stormed home to win the race by 38 seconds with Kalandadze paddling her way to the finish with a time of 16:37.44.

    The winning result also meets The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) standard required to qualify which means Thomas will be automatically entered to compete in the national championship meet in Atlanta next March.

    Thomas also took part in a 200 freestyle relay, 400 medley relay coming fourth and 50-yard freestyle sprint in which she came sixth.

    토마스가 이겼다 1,650 기록적인 시간에 자유형 15:59.71 beating her closest rival Anna Sofia Kalandaze, 위 사진, 으로 38 초

    토마스가 이겼다 1,650 기록적인 시간에 자유형 15:59.71 beating her closest rival Anna Sofia Kalandaze, 위 사진, 으로 38 초

    Anna Sofia Kalandaze is pictured in a school photo

    Anna Sofia Kalandaze is pictured in a school photo

    But as Thomas continues to crush records in women’s events, it has also sparked outrage amid controversy surrounding transgender athletes.

    It is unknown when Thomas began transitioning, but NCAA rules state she had to have completed one year of testosterone suppression treatment in order to compete.

    Critics say trans female athletes can still have considerable advantages over their cisgender female rivals, because of height and weight advantages they may retain even after hormone treatment.

    Thomas’s last known men’s event was November 16, 2019.

    올해 초, Thomas said she felt grateful in being allowed to keep swimming.

    ‘The process of coming out as being trans and continuing to swim was a lot of uncertainty and unknown around an area that’s usually really solid,’ 그녀가 말했다 Penn Today 6 월. ‘Realizing I was trans threw that into question. Was I going to keep swimming? What did that look like?’

    그렇지만, 도마’ participation has led to criticism on social media.

    ‘This should outrage every person who’s ever advocated for women in athletics,’ wrote Jessica Cole.

    ‘A disgrace for all the hard working female swimmers,’ added Claude Gregory.

    Two weeks ago, during a tri-meet with Cornell and Princeton universities on November 20, the senior ‘blastedUPenn records in the 200m and 500m freestyleposting times that beat almost every other female swimmer across America.

    With a time of 1:43:47 in the 200m freestyle, Thomas would have been in line to secure a silver medal at the NCAA Women’s Championships, while her 4:35:06 in the 500m freestyle would have been good enough to win bronze.

    PennAthletics 선언하다:’Because of her strong swims in the 200 과 500 free this weekend, she will have a chance to become the first transgender student-athlete to be a Division I All-American, or even national champion.

    Thomas is the first trans woman to compete in NCAA women’s swimming since Natalie Fahey, 일리노이에서, took part in the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference swimming championships.

    도마’ participation in the sport is the latest controversy in the ongoing argument over whether trans people should be allowed to compete alongside athletes of their chosen gender, with particular debate over whether it’s fair for trans female athletes to compete against cis female rivals .

    UPenn swim team recently posted about one of Lia's records in the 500m freestyle (사진)

    UPenn swim team recently posted about one of Lia’s records in the 500m freestyle (사진)

    Will Thomas pictured swimming on the UPenn 2018-19 men's team

    Will Thomas pictured swimming on the UPenn 2018-19 men’s team

    도마 (사진에 2016) 고등학교 때 수영 스타였다

    도마 (사진에 2017) 고등학교 때 수영 스타였다

    도마 (사진에 2016 과 2017, 각기) 고등학교 때 수영 스타였다

    The tall athlete towers over her teammate Hannah Liu (왼쪽) 쌍이 함께 포즈를 취하면서

    The tall athlete towers over her teammate Hannah Liu (왼쪽) 쌍이 함께 포즈를 취하면서

    여자 스포츠 경쟁에서 논란을 일으킨 트랜스젠더 운동 선수

    트랜스 여성은 여성 스포츠 참여에 대한 뜨거운 논쟁을 불러일으켰습니다..

    6 월, 트랜스젠더 허들 선수 CeCe Telfer는 당시 테스토스테론 요구 사항을 충족할 수 있음을 증명하지 못해 미국 올림픽 대회 출전이 금지되었습니다..

    그만큼 5 nmol/L 테스토스테론 수치, 여성에서 태어난 여성이 자연적으로 가질 수 있는 가장 높은 것으로 간주됨, 세계 육상 경기에서 설정한 2019 미국 올림픽 대표팀에 합류하여 여자 단거리 경주에 참가하고자 하는 회원을 위해 400 미터와 1마일.

    텔퍼의 매니저, 데이비드 맥팔랜드, Telfer는 그 결정을 존중할 것이라고 말했다

    트랜스젠더 주자 CeCe Telfer

    또 다른 미국 운동선수, BMX 라이더 첼시 울프, 대안으로 도쿄올림픽 출전.

    그녀는 Team USA의 첫 번째 트랜스젠더 올림픽 선수가 되었습니다.. 그녀는 올림픽에 출전하지 않았다.

    첼시 울프 BMX 바이커

    첼시 울프 BMX 바이커

    트랜스젠더 역도 선수 로렐 허버드(Laurel Hubbard)가 이번 여름 도쿄 올림픽에서 논란이 된 외모로 인해 은퇴한다고 8월에 발표했습니다., 그녀가 한 번의 리프트를 완료하지 못한 곳.

    43세, 누가 전환 2012, 뉴질랜드 여성 87kg 이상 체급에 출전했으나 트랜스젠더 여성 최초로 솔로 대회에 출전한 기록을 세운 후 추락. 그러나 그녀는 도쿄에서 유효한 스내치 리프트를 한 번도 기록하지 못했습니다..

    트랜스젠더 역도 선수 로렐 허버드

    트랜스젠더 역도 선수 로렐 허버드

    광고

    Speaking in June to Penn Today, the university’s newspaper, about her ability to continue competing as a trans athlete, Thomas said: ‘Being trans has not affected my ability to do this sport and being able to continue is very rewarding.

    도마, who is co-chair of the Penn Non-Cis club, for trans and non-cisgender people, also said at the time that swimming is ‘a huge part of my life and who I am.

    ‘I’ve been a swimmer since I was five years old. The process of coming out as being trans and continuing to swim was a lot of uncertainty and unknown around an area that’s usually really solid. Realizing I was trans threw that into question. Was I going to keep swimming? What did that look like?’

    She also said: ‘One of my big concerns for trans people is feeling alone. Even if you don’t pay attention to the news … [약] states proposing and passing vicious anti-trans legislation, it can feel very lonely and overwhelming.

    Lia’s success has reignited the debate, as she was a key component in her team’s success in the 400m freestyle relay, and she swept the board when it came to 100m, 200m and 500m freestyle individual events.

    Several people have voiced their anger over Thomasrecent success in the women’s events.

    Sport performance coach Linda Blade responded to Thomasmost recent event by saying: ‘Well of course women’s records are being smashed! Lia competed as male for first three years in #NCAA. This is not right!

    ‘We need to return to #SexBasedSports! #SexNotGender to preserve fairness for female athletes.

    한 사람이 말했다: ‘How many people were involved in this swim meet and not one of them stood up and said this is wrong?’

    While a third said: ‘How can anybody look at that and say that it is fair for Lia Thomas to swim against women?’

    Another user was outraged that his daughters, who swim competitively, have ‘worked their a**es offto get where they are for Thomas to dominate the sport.

    ‘My two daughters swim competitively. They practice 3-4 times a week almost year round. My girls and many others work their ass off for years and even decades. This kind of shit angers me to no end. This is not progress.

    A Pennsylvania user agreed, commenting: ‘I stand by you and your girls sir! This is ridiculous on so many levels! And ‘Lia Thomashas the nerve to say that competition so far has been very rewarding? Yeah I bet! Since you’re a man competing against women! This should not be allowed?’

    Others played on the swimmer’s chosen name and saying she should ‘add the ‘r,” while others refused to reference Thomas as a female.

    ‘He has changed his name from Will to Lia Thomas. He forgot to add the ‘rto the end of his new name,’ 하나는 말했다.

    ‘A MAN named Lia Thomas smashed college records,’ 다른 썼다.

    세 번째는 말했다: ‘Imagine being the women in second place knowing that they will never have the physical advantages of the male who beat them.

    하나, criticism was not universal, with sport inclusivity educator Kirsti Miller sharing a number of women’s swimming records and comparing them to Thomasbest results.

    She claimed that the fact Thomas was behind in all the records meant that she was in no way ‘dominatingwomen’s swimming.

    Lia Thomas is pictured as Will, before she transitioned

    Lia Thomas is pictured as Will, before she transitioned

    이전, 도마 (윌로 사진, 전환하기 전에) COVID-19 전염병의 결과로 1년을 쉬기 전에 3년 동안 UPenn의 남자 수영 팀을 위해 경쟁했습니다.. 남자 팀을 위한 그녀의 마지막 이벤트는 11월에 있었습니다. 16, 2019

    이전, 도마 (윌로 사진, 전환하기 전에) COVID-19 대유행의 결과로 1년을 쉬기 전에 3년 동안 UPenn의 남자 수영 팀에서 경쟁했습니다.. 남자 대표팀을 위한 그녀의 마지막 이벤트는 11월에 있었습니다. 16, 2019

    Lia Thomas' success has sparked outrage amid controversy over transgender athletes competing in sports alongside other competitors opposite of the gender they were assigned at birth, 많은 사람들이 '남자'가 그녀의 최근 여성 기록을 깨뜨렸다고 주장하면서. 사진: 리아 인 2020

    리아 토마스’ success has sparked outrage amid controversy over transgender athletes competing in sports alongside other competitors opposite of the gender they were assigned at birth, 많은 사람들이 '남자'라고 주장하면서’ 그녀의 최근 여자 기록을 깨뜨렸다. 사진: 리아 인 2020

    While former swim coach Emma McGee voiced her support for Lia, 속담: ‘Since no one else is saying it- congrats to her!’

    이전, Thomas competed for the university’s men’s swimming team, competing for three years before having a year off as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    규칙 상태: '트랜스젠더 여성 (기동특무부대) 성 정체성 장애 또는 성 불쾌감 및/또는 성전환증에 대해 테스토스테론 억제 약물로 치료를 받고 있는 학생 운동 선수, NCAA 대회의 목적을 위해 남성 팀에서 계속 경쟁할 수 있지만 1년 동안 테스토스테론 억제 치료를 마칠 때까지 혼합 팀 상태로 변경하지 않고는 여자 팀에서 경쟁할 수 없습니다.’

    A number of people voiced their anger at Thomas being allowed to compete in women's swimming competitions

    A number of people voiced their anger at Thomas being allowed to compete in women’s swimming competitions

    지침은 또한: '트랜스젠더 여성 (기동특무부대) 성전환과 관련된 호르몬 치료를 받고 있지 않은 트랜스젠더 학생 운동선수는 여자 팀에 출전할 수 없습니다.’

    게다가, 테스토스테론 억제 치료를 받은지 1년 미만인 트랜스 여성이 포함되어 스포츠 팀이 혼합 팀으로 분류된 경우, this classification remains in place for the remainder of the academic year ‘without exception.

    올해 초, Olympic officials also announced that rules for allowing transgender athletes to participate in women’s competitions will be changed.

    Officials say the current guidelines, 설정 2015, are not fit for purpose and should be adapted to catch-up with advancements in science and testing.

    A push towards each individual sport setting their own rules is one of the likely outcomesin a bid to move away from the current ‘one-size-fits-all’ 접근하다.

    그리고 에 따르면 수호자, the new guidelines will suggest that trans women should no longer be required to reduce their testosterone levels to compete.

    Though the bitter response to Thomas' recent success wasn't universal, with some congratulating the student athlete, and one person even pointing out how her results proved she wasn't 'dominating' the sport

    Though the bitter response to Thomasrecent success wasn’t universal, with some congratulating the student athlete, and one person even pointing out how her results proved she wasn’t ‘dominatingthe sport

    도마 (최근 사진) 펜실베니아 대학의 3학년이다.

    도마 (최근 사진) 펜실베니아 대학의 3학년이다.

    도마 (pictured first row, 바로 2020) said it's rewarding to be able to continue the sport

    도마 (pictured first row, 바로 2020) said it’s rewarding to be able to continue the sport

    And in a reversal of the IOC’s previous stance, the new guidelines, set to be rolled out after the Beijing Winter Olympics, say that there should be no presumption that trans women have an automatic advantage over other women.

    그럼에도 불구하고, the IOC will still permit individual sporting associations to dictate their own rules on trans athletes.

    Trans athletes have sparked controversy in the past, including American sprinter CeCe Telfer, who was barred from competing in the US Olympic trials after she failed to prove she could meet the testosterone requirements at the time.

    그만큼 5 nmol/L 테스토스테론 수치, 여성에서 태어난 여성이 자연적으로 가질 수 있는 가장 높은 것으로 간주됨, 세계 육상 경기에서 설정한 2019 미국 올림픽 대표팀에 합류하여 여자 단거리 경주에 참가하고자 하는 회원을 위해 400 미터와 1마일.

    In the Tokyo 2021 Summer Games, BMX rider Chelsea Wolfe travelled to the Tokyo Games as an alternate, and in doing so, became the first transgender Olympian on Team USA.

    New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard also made history by becoming the first openly transgender athlete to compete at the Games.

    But the New Zealander’s Olympic debutwhich sparked much debate prior to the gameswas not a fruitful one.

    허바드, 43, 누가 전환 2012, crashed out of the women’s +87kg (+190lb) weightlifting competition without registering a successful ‘snatchlift.

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is set to change its guidelines on trans athletes to say that trans women should no longer be required to reduce their testosterone levels to compete

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is set to change its guidelines on trans athletes to say that trans women should no longer be required to reduce their testosterone levels to compete

    그 동안에, some states in the U.S. are imposing restrictions on transgender athletes in public school sports.

    10 월, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill that bans athletes in public schools from competing alongside the gender with which they identify, mandating that they must compete as the sex listed on their birth certificate.

    Texas became the sixth state to enact such restrictions by signing the bill on October 25, with proponents saying the bill, named HB-25, will ‘protect girls’, while critics have branded it a ‘crueland ‘discriminatorymeasure that further ‘stigmatizestrans athletes.

    The bill, which becomes law in January, overrides a previous provision to state law that allowed trans students to get a court order permitting them to compete as the gender with which they identify with the help of an amended birth certificate.

    하나, trans athletes in Texas were already barred from vying in state competition under guidelines from its University Interscholastic League, which governs high school sports.

    The new law was passed 76-61 in the House of Representatives and a 19-12 vote in the Senate before reaching Abbott, who declined to publicly comment on the bill while signing it.

    And in June this year, Florida’s Republican governor signed a bill barring transgender females from playing on public school teams intended for student athletes born as girls, plunging the state into the national culture war over transgender rights.

    ‘In Florida, girls are going to play girls sports and boys are going to play boys sports,’ Governor Ron DeSantis said as he signed the bill into law at a Christian academy in Jacksonville. ‘We’re going to make sure that that’s the reality.

    The law, sure to face court challenges, inflames an already contentious discussion unfolding nationally as Republican-controlled states move to limit the rights of LGBTQ people. It also could impose severe financial consequences on Florida.

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill earlier this year barring transgender females from playing on Florida public school teams intended for student athletes born as girls

    Transgender athletes in Texas must compete as their assigned sex at birth according to a law Governor Greg Abbott (사진) signed in October

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (왼쪽) signed a bill earlier this year barring transgender females from playing on Florida public school teams intended for student athletes born as girls, and transgender athletes in Texas must compete as their assigned sex at birth according to a law Governor Greg Abbott (권리) signed in October

    What do the rules say?

    트랜스젠더 학생-선수 참여에 관한 NCAA 정책에 따라, 트랜스 여성은 여성 팀에 참가할 자격이 되기 전에 최소 1년 동안 테스토스테론 억제 치료를 받아야 합니다..

    규칙 상태: '트랜스젠더 여성 (기동특무부대) 성 정체성 장애 또는 성 불쾌감 및/또는 성전환증에 대해 테스토스테론 억제 약물로 치료를 받고 있는 학생 운동 선수, NCAA 대회의 목적을 위해 남성 팀에서 계속 경쟁할 수 있지만 1년 동안 테스토스테론 억제 치료를 마칠 때까지 혼합 팀 상태로 변경하지 않고는 여자 팀에서 경쟁할 수 없습니다.’

    지침은 또한: '트랜스젠더 여성 (기동특무부대) 성전환과 관련된 호르몬 치료를 받고 있지 않은 트랜스젠더 학생 운동선수는 여자 팀에 출전할 수 없습니다.’

    게다가, 테스토스테론 억제 치료를 받은지 1년 미만인 트랜스 여성이 포함되어 스포츠 팀이 혼합 팀으로 분류된 경우, 이 분류는 '예외 없이' 남은 학년도 동안 유지됩니다..

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    앨라배마, Arkansas, 미시시피, Montana, Tennessee and West Virginia have already passed similar legislation and South Dakota’s governor has signed an executive order supporting a sports ban. All have Republican governors.

    Supporters of the sports bills say they are needed to preserve fairness, asserting that biologically born women and girls would be at a disadvantage against transgender athletes who were born as male but have since transitioned to female.

    DeSantis signed the bill flanked by several teenage women athletes. He said the law was needed to ensure fairness for women participating in sports across the state.

    ‘We are going to go based off biology, not based off ideology when we are doing sports,’ 그는 말했다.

    The Human Rights Campaign, 옹호 그룹, said it would challenge the Florida law in court as having been based on a ‘false, discriminatory premisethat threatened the wellbeing of transgender children.

    ‘Transgender kids are kids; transgender girls are girls. Like all children, they deserve the opportunity to play sports with their friends and be a part of a team,’ Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David said in a statement.

    다른 곳, former Olympic gold medal winner Caitlyn Jenner waded into the controversy, back in May this year, saying she opposes trans women competing in female sports.

    Jenner, who was one of the US’s most successful athletes in the decathlon during the 1970s and won gold in the Montreal Olympics in 1976, announced that she was a trans woman back in 2015.

    When asked about her thoughts on trans women competing in sports with other women, Jenner said: ‘This is a question of fairness. That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girlssports in school. It just isn’t fair. And we have to protect girlssports in our schools.

    And only a third of Americans believe trans athletes should be allowed to compete on teams that don’t match the sex they were assigned at birth, a poll found earlier this year.

    Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs survey — conducted May 3 – 18 by telephone interviews with 1,016 randomly selected adults living in the US — showed that 62 percent said transgender athletes should only be allowed to play on sports teams that correspond with the sex they were assigned at birth.

    뿐 34 percent said they should be allowed to play on teams that match their gender identity.

    Gallup researchers explained that the issue of sports policies pertaining to transgender athletes is ‘fairly new to many Americans, and that their opinions on LGBT issues have changed over time, often in big ways.

    ‘Sizable majorities of Americans have expressed consistent support for transgender military service in recent years, whereas this first measure on sports policies suggests that they are not viewing the two issues the same.

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