Lia Thomas: Caitlyn Jenner claims transgender swimmer was not rightful winner of women’s race at US college championships | Ents & Arts News

Lia Thomas: Caitlyn Jenner claims transgender swimmer was not rightful winner of women’s race at US college championships | Ents & Arts News




Former Olympic athlete Caitlyn Jenner has claimed a transgender swimmer was not the rightful winner of a women’s race at a US college championships.

Lia Thomas was first in the 500-yard freestyle final, beating her nearest competitor, Olympic silver medallist and University of Virginia swimmer Emma Weyant, by more than a second and a half.

Atlanta of four minutes and 33.24 seconds, while Weyant was runner-up with 4:34.99.

In response to the NCAA race result, Jenner tweeted: “Emma is the rightful winner! It’s not transphobic or anti trans, it’s COMMON SENSE!”

It is not the first time Jenner has raised similar concerns.

The former Olympic gold medallist turned reality TV star, who came out as a trans woman in 2015, has previously said she does not agree with trans athletes competing against biological females, due to an inherent advantage.



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