Lia Thomas wins 500 meter freestyle race at NCAA women's championship

A Complete Disgrace to Women of the World, and Yet it’s Celebrated

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas has won the 500 meter freestyle race in the NCAA Division I swimming championship in Atlanta. Despite the left’s best attempts to normalize men competing in women’s sports, not everyone was happy about Thomas’ victory.

CNN reports:

University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas became the first transgender athlete to win an NCAA Division I title after finishing first in the women’s 500-yard freestyle event Thursday evening.

Thomas pulled away in the final 150 yards to win in 4:33.24…

“I try to ignore (negative comments) as much as I can. I try to focus on my swimming and what I need to do to get ready for my races and block out everything else,” Thomas told ESPN after the race.

SportsCenter shared footage of the end of the race to Twitter (below). Thomas beat the 2nd place finisher by 1.75 seconds which is closer than the preliminaries, which Thomas won by 5 full seconds.

There was reportedly some awkward silence before Thomas got in the pool, and also after she stepped onto the podium.

ESPN reports:

The race began with the crowd cheering for each of the swimmers, but fans were noticeably quiet for Thomas’ introduction. Save Women’s Sports founder Beth Stelzer draped a vinyl banner with the organization’s phrase over the railing…

As she stood on the podium with her trophy, she flashed a peace sign, just as she did for her four Ivy League championships. And once again, the crowd was noticeably quiet as she was announced as the champion.

Even the way the other medalists stood on the podium showed a certain animosity towards Lia Thomas (picture below).

Outside of the event, there was a small protest by a group called Save Women’s Sports. A few counter-protesters also showed up with signs.

The leader of Save Women’s Sports spoke to a swimmer from Virginia Tech who said that her teammate was knocked out of the 500 meter freestyle race because of Thomas.

Thomas will be competing in the 200 freestyle and the 100 freestyle in the coming days. She is expected to win both races.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Previous Article

Some States Will Offer More Stimulus Checks

Next Article

Couple Charged With Murder Of Son With Cerebral Palsy

Related Posts