“Yale’s Iszac Henig, a transgender swimmer who is in the process of transitioning from female to male, crushed Thomas”
Lia Thomas, the transgender swimmer at Penn, was recently beaten in women’s 100 meter race by a transgender swimmer from Yale. Is this the future of women’s sports?
What happens when more schools have transgender athletes on women’s teams? In the case reported below, Thomas, who “transitioned” from male to female lost a race to a swimmer “transitioning” from female to male.
Joe Kinsey reports at OutKick:
Penn’s Transgender Swimmer Lost to Yale’s Transgender Swimmer in a Hotly Contested Women’s Ivy League 100 Meter
Penn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, who had been crushing her competition since joining the women’s swim team after three years swimming as a biological male, met her match Saturday in the 100-meter freestyle during a tri-meet with Yale and Dartmouth.
Thomas won the 200-meter and 500-meter races at Penn’s final home meet of the season, but she finished sixth in the 100-meter where Yale’s Iszac Henig, a transgender swimmer who is in the process of transitioning from female to male, crushed Thomas. Henig finished the 100 in 49.57 while Thomas touched the wall in 52.84.
“I wasn’t prepared for that. Everything is messed up. I can’t wrap my head around this. The NCAA needs to do something about this. They need to put science into the decision and discussion,” a Penn swim parent told The Daily Mail.
In the 400-freestyle relay, Thomas was beaten yet again by Henig, who swam his leg in 50.45 to Thomas’ 51.94.
Hat tip to Clay Travis:
Penn’s transgender swimmer lost to Yale’s transgender swimmer in a hotly contested women’s Ivy League 100 meter race. https://t.co/GE1d4sYZqc
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 8, 2022
Ryan Gados of FOX News has more on the Yale student, Iszac Henig:
Henig has had his breasts removed but wrote in a New York Times column in June he was not taking hormones just yet because he wanted to compete in the pool.
“As a student-athlete, coming out as a trans guy put me in a weird position. I could start hormones to align more with myself, or wait, transition socially and keep competing on a women’s swim team. I decided on the latter,” Henig wrote.
“I value my contributions to the team and recognize that my boyhood doesn’t hinge on whether there’s more or less testosterone running through my veins. At least, that’s what I’ll try to remember when I put on the women’s swimsuit for the competition and am reminded of a self I no longer feel attached to.”
Does everyone remember when this issue was parodied by South Park back in 2019?
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