A Virginia Tech swimmer has given an interview and spoken out against Lia Thomas after her teammate lost her place in the NCAA Championships thanks to the lax rules that allowed for Thomas to participate.
UPenn’s Thomas is now the first openly transgender athlete to become a Division I national champion in ny sport.
Student insisted she was heart broken about the situation considering her friend missed out on a chance to compete in the finals thanks to Thomas.
“I have a teammate who did not make finals today because she was just bumped out of finals — and it’s heartbreaking to see someone who went through puberty as a male and has the body of a male be able to absolutely blow away the competition,” the Virginia Tech swimmer told the Rapid Fire podcast.
“She was very emotional and it’s hard to see since it’s her last NCAAs and she really loves that race.”
“And it was just heartbreaking to see that she put all their effort into it today, and with the best time that she’s went in the morning session before, and still not make it back.”
“It’s hard to see someone who works every day, every night, still not be able to compete against someone like that.”