Caitlyn Jenner is uniquely qualified to weigh in on this particular controversy. 72 year old Caitlyn had won an Olympic gold medal in decathlon back in the 70s. In addition to being a trans rights advocate, Jenner is also someone who is protective of fair play.
Recently Jenner guested on Fox News and explained how she didn’t blame Thomas for what’s transpired, and that her ire was directed at NCAA instead.
‘[Thomas’] playing within the rules. What I’ve said from the beginning [are] the rules aren’t tough enough,’ Jenner said of the hot button issue on Fox News. ‘Just being on testosterone depressants for a year or two, whatever the rules are now, they keep changing, obviously, it is not enough.’
Jenner also believes that Thomas was downplaying her abilities so that she wouldn’t win by a huge margin because that previously caused a huge outrage:
‘Lia Thomas just dominated in the pool, and I’m sure she took it quite easily because she did not want to win by too much,’ the I am Cait star said.
‘I think she was probably taking it very easy in the race because she knew the world was watching, and she’s just going to go fast enough to be able to win the race,’ Jenner said on Fox News.
‘Honestly, I would love to talk to Lia Thomas, I would love to sit down for an hour and discuss this issue with her. I don’t think she’s done anything wrong. She’s played by the rules, but I want to know what her motivation is. If she feels good about this, what’s going on in her head?’