(Sports news, behind-the-scenes news) Transgender male athlete to female has 2 more victories on the blue track, right after the US Swimming Commission said it would issue a new law for transgender athletes.
When it comes to American swimming, no one can beat Michael Phelps, the legendary swimmer who has won a total of 23 Olympic gold medals and 26 world gold medals. Currently, “Baltimore Bullet” (nickname Phelps) has retired, so it is no longer as prominent as before, the Chinese swimming village is talking about swimmer Lia Thomas.
Lia Thomas has no rival since competing against female colleagues
Just a good athlete for the swimming background of American student sports, but Lia is causing frustration for competitors and professionals because she used to be a man. She used to have 3 years of playing in the university’s men’s team, but now she is transgender and competes with female opponents.
With her outstanding physique and strength, Lia has continuously broken many records that have existed for many years in American student sports. In terms of medicine, Lia’s testosterone level is completely valid, she automatically competes in the women’s tournament. But many competitors, experts and fans object to this swimmer competing in the women’s tournament.
Most recently, the swimming star of the University of Pennsylvania easily finished first in the 100m and 200m swimming events when facing his Harvard colleagues.
Legendary Michael Phelps spoke out before this scandal, the 36-year-old former fisherman was surprised to learn that such a tall male athlete was allowed to compete in the women’s tournament, it created an unfairness.
Sharing with CNN, Phelps wants the organizers to create a “more level playing field.” He said: “Because sport is like that. For me, I don’t know where this is going. I don’t know what’s going on. I think all content and sports need to be fair. This is really complicated (Lia’s case), and there will be many more cases in the future. I just want All athletes should compete fairly.
Phelps wants swimming and sports in general to be fair competition
Caitlyn Jenner, a former male American football player, also a transgender woman, openly criticized Lia. The man who has 6 children after becoming a female, no longer plays sports but encroached on modeling and film careers, is very dissatisfied with Lia.
Caitlyn Jenner, 72, said: “She (Lia) knew when she swam she would be two laps ahead of her opponent. She was born a boy. She grew up with a normal male body. Heart system Her pulse is bigger. Her respiratory system is bigger. Her hands are bigger. She can swim faster. That’s what everyone knows.”
Colleen Young, who won bronze at the 2015 World Swimming and 2016 Paralympics, said on social media: “Her identification as female has nothing to do with the fact that she was born male, went through puberty. like men and swim in the men’s team for 3 years. Please protect women’s sports”.
Facing the wave of strong reactions, the US Swimming Commission USA Swimming is urgently researching and announcing new regulations for transgender athletes to compete without causing outrage like Lia.
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