Sunday 20 February 2022

Transgender swimmer continues dominating at Ivy League Championships, winning 200 free by more than 2 seconds

 Following a decisive victory during a 500 free Thursday at the Ivy League Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, a biological male, wiped out the competition again on Friday by finishing a 200 free more than 2 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

"Lia Thomas is the @IvyLeague Champion in the 200 free with a meet and pool record time of 1:43.12," a tweet from Penn Swimming & Diving declared.

On Thursday, Thomas had delivered an even more dramatic drubbing, winning a 500 free more than seven seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

"As it turns out, men are incredible at women's swimming," Ben Shapiro tweeted about Thomas' victory in the 500 free.

"And so the shameful destruction of women’s rights to equality & fairness continues," Piers Morgan tweeted.

"This man is such a beautiful and empowering woman…," BlazeTV host Sara Gonzales of "The News & Why It Matters" tweeted. She added, "…am I doing this right?"

Each win Thomas takes from the female competitors helps to bolster the argument of critics who contend that biological men should not be allowed to compete in women's sports.

While the issue has been a topic of cultural contention for years, the controversy surrounding Thomas has drawn attention to the subject.

Thomas delivered a particularly decisive victory back in December, winning a 1650 free by about 38 seconds.

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