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Lia Thomas Is Off To A Fast Start Against Biological Females At Ivy Championships

Lia Thomas, the Penn transgender swimmer who competed at the school for three seasons as a male, cruised Thursday afternoon during the 500 freestyle prelims and enters tonight’s finals with a time five seconds better than the closest competitor, who just happens to be her teammate Anna Sofia Kalandadze.

The only drama left tonight at Blodgett Pool on the Harvard campus will come down to whether Thomas wants to smash the pool (4:37.64) and meet records (4:36.37) or if simply winning a league title will be good enough. Thomas put up the nation’s fastest female 500 freestyle time (4:34.06) back in December.

While there’s been plenty of drama around Thomas’ inclusion at the NCAA Championships as testosterone rules changed in January, the Ivy League announced last week that Thomas was free and clear to crush the competition at its championships.

“The recent rule changes do not impact Lia’s eligibility for this month’s Ivy League Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships as the effective date for this unprecedented midseason NCAA policy change begins with the 2022 NCAA Winter Championships,” the Ivy League told Swimming World.

After the Ivy League decision was made, the NCAA followed suit and cleared Thomas to swim in Atlanta for national championships in the 200 and 500 freestyle events.

“The subcommittee decided 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 announced in a press release.

Now comes the total destruction of biological females who will stand zero chance when they step up on the block Thursday night.

It’s on that block where, back in December, Thomas left teammates in tears at an event in Akron. It was after that meet when one of Thomas’ teammates described what it’s like for biological females when they face Thomas.

“They feel so discouraged because no matter how much work they put in it, they’re going to lose. Usually, they can get behind the blocks and know they out-trained all their competitors and they’re going to win and give it all they’ve got,” the source said.

“Now they’re having to go behind the blocks knowing no matter what, they do not have the chance to win. I think that it’s really getting to everyone.”

Lia Thomas finishes first in the 500 freestyle at the Ivy League Championships

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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  1. Imagine if…

    In a burst of pride the swimmer next to HIM, as the starter’s gun goes off, just jumped on Lia and held on for dear life for 10-15 seconds… thus striking a last, final, desperate blow for “feminism;s” struggle against the patriarchy’s invasion of the last true feminist institution…

    never gonna happen…

  2. My friend is a former female NCAA swimmer (a good one who I believe still holds records at NC State) and is 1000% against all this crap. She said next year that most female competitors will be 5th year Seniors as any smart NCAA swimmer is going to redshirt themselves, wait for this dude to leave, and then go back to competing. My question is, what happens in 5 yrs when there are 50 of these creatures competing? What happens when the entire female competition doesn’t have to sit down to piss??

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