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Virginia Tech Swimmer Speaks Out About Her Spot in NCAA Women’s Championships Taken by Biological Male


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Virginia Tech swimmer Reka Gyorgy spoke out against the NCAA for allowing a biological male to compete in the women’s championships.

Gyorgy said her finals spot was stolen by Lia Thomas due to the NCAA’s decision.

Transgender Lia Thomas Wins Women’s 500-Yard Freestyle at NCAA Swimming Championships

Here’s a copy of her letter:

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Fox News added background info:

Thomas’ dominance in the pool had been a point of contention all season long. She received the all-clear to compete in the Ivy League and NCAA Championships in the days leading up to the events.

The NCAA updated its transgender participation policy back in January to defer to the guidance of each sport’s governing body. The NCAA announced that its policy would become effective in March, starting with the Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

USA Swimming updated its policy shortly after requiring transgender athletes who are competing at an elite level to have small levels of testosterone — half of what Thomas was allowed to compete with — for at least 36 months before being eligible, but the NCAA said weeks later that the Administrative Subcommittee of the Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports (CMAS) decided that it wouldn’t alter its testosterone guidance, stating that “implementing additional changes at this time could have unfair and potentially detrimental impacts on schools and student-athletes intending to compete in 2022 NCAA women’s swimming championships.”

The NCAA currently hasn’t responded to requests for comment.



 

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