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Trans Swimmer Lia Thomas Nominated for Woman of the Year Award

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Trans swimmer Lia Thomas has been nominated for the ‘Women of the Year’ award by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

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After making headlines around the world, Thomas is setting records straight…

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Scroll down for the full story.

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Thomas has won several high-profile events in the US college system…

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Setting records in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle races in Ohio late last year.

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If you thought that was extraordinary, 2 months later, she won the 100-yard, 200-yard, and even the 500-yard freestyle races at the Ivy League women’s championships.

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But that’s not all…

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The star swimmer became “the first trans athlete to win an NCAA Division I title” according to UNILAD.

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After taking the number one spot in the women’s 500-yard freestyle event.

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And that too, in the fastest time of the NCAA season…

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Since then she’s become the face of the Trans athlete debate.

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As many critics believe she shouldn’t be allowed to race against cis-gendered women.

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The NCAA Woman of the Year panel announced it “will pick 30 honourees before revealing nine finalists.”

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According to reports, there will be three nominees from each NCAA division in the finals.

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And the winners will be revealed in January 2023.

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‘The Women of the Year’ awards have been running for more than thirty years…

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The awards recognize “female student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in their community, in athletics and in academics throughout their college careers.”

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Thomas was nominated as a ‘Division I athlete for Swimming and Diving by the University of Pennsylvania’.

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However, Thomas’ critics have said “she has been swimming slower” than when she was male — and so think she has “an unfair advantage.”

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But in other news, Thomas revealed she had lost “body mass” during her transition.

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“I don’t need anybody’s permission to be myself. You can’t go halfway and be like, ‘I support trans people but only to a certain point.’

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“If you support transwomen and they’ve met all the NCAA requirements, I don’t know if you can say something like that. Trans women are not a threat to women’s sport,” she concluded.

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Thomas then confessed her plans to continue swimming, despite her critics’ comments.

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And since then, the governing body for swimming, announced earlier this year that “trans women would not be allowed to compete against cisgendered women.”

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According to the UNILAD, a “total of 71 percent of voters” opted to stop trans athletes from competing in women’s races — especially if “they have gone through any part of the process of male puberty.”

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Meaning “transgender competitors will have now had to have completed their transition by the age of 12” in order to compete.

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What do you think?

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