The trans swimmer ‘Lia Thomas’ first hit the news after bragging about how easy it is to beat the female competitors as a man who joined the women’s swim team at Penn University. Now in a strange slap-stick twist, the biologically male swimmer was pushed to compete against another trans person and lost miserably. The kicker is, the trans he competed against was biologically female.
“On Saturday, two transgender contestants, one born male claiming to be female and the other born female claiming to be male, competed in an Ivy League swim meet — both in the women’s bracket featuring Yale University, Dartmouth College, and University of Pennsylvania competitors.
Lia Thomas was born a male and for three years swam on Penn’s men’s swim team before “transitioning” senior year. Thomas has made headlines repeatedly over the last few months for dominating against female competitors all season. But at the event this weekend, Thomas received a peculiar upset after losing to Iszack Henig, who is being allowed to swim against women for Yale despite now claiming to be a man.”
“According to The Daily Mail, “Thomas was crushed twice in a women’s swim meet by another transgender competitor who is transitioning from female to male – first in the 100-yard freestyle,” where Thomas placed fifth, and then again in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
According to parents who asked to remain anonymous, Thomas seemed to be “coasting” and “barely trying” while winning the first of four races by just two seconds. The races were close despite the fact that Thomas shattered two women’s records with a 38-second margin against the next closest competitor earlier this season. The freestyle race was also much closer for the victorious Penn swimmer than in previous races.”
It’s possible that Thomas threw the game to break the public’s outrage after he was caught bragging about beating actual female swimmers. It would make sense and explains why parents claim he seemed to not even be trying.