Top doctors told the New York Times that transgender swimmer Lia Thomas still has an unfair advantage over biological females despite the athlete having undergone testosterone suppressing therapy.
The transgender swimmer, who was born a man, stoked controversy after winning the 500-yard NCAA women’s championship in March.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responded by asserting that the real winner was the biological female competitor who came in second place.
After entering female competitions, Thomas has soared in national rankings, jumping from 32nd place in men’s meets to eighth in the 1,650-yard female freestyle.
Female athletes who have questioned whether Thomas has an unfair advantage have been branded “transphobic.”
Vile: Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) declares Floridian runner-up Emma Weyant the 500-yard freestyle champion over trans swimmer Lia Thomas and calls transgender women “basically men.” pic.twitter.com/LjRDAVmaEA
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