Trans v Trans: Has Lia Thomas Finally Met His Match?

I think they used to have shows like this back in the day that traveled with the circus. Lia Thomas has been dominating his female competition as he continues to swim identifying as a female. But in a recent swim meet, he raced against another confused person, a female who wants to be a male. So it was trans v trans.

On Saturday, two transgender contestants, one born male claiming to be female and the other born female claiming to be male, competed in an Ivy League swim meet — both in the women’s bracket featuring Yale University, Dartmouth College, and University of Pennsylvania competitors.

Lia Thomas was born a male and for three years swam on Penn’s men’s swim team before “transitioning” senior year. Thomas has made headlines repeatedly over the last few months for dominating against female competitors all season. But at the event this weekend, Thomas received a peculiar upset after losing to Iszack Henig, who is being allowed to swim against women for Yale despite now claiming to be a man.”

According to The Daily Mail, “Thomas was crushed twice in a women’s swim meet by another transgender competitor who is transitioning from female to male – first in the 100-yard freestyle,” where Thomas placed fifth, and then again in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

According to parents who asked to remain anonymous, Thomas seemed to be “coasting” and “barely trying” while winning the first of four races by just two seconds. The races were close despite the fact that Thomas shattered two women’s records with a 38-second margin against the next closest competitor earlier this season. The freestyle race was also much closer for the victorious Penn swimmer than in previous races.”

Maybe all of the coverage is getting to Thomas and he is trying to purposefully lose. There were also claims that Thomas’s teammates planned to boycott marquee events in protest of allowing a man to play on their team. So it seems likely that he threw the match, especially considering he normally was beating women by more than a lap, and the trans he raced against had not started hormone therapy yet, she was just a female who had her breasts removed.

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