Caitlyn Jenner teed off on Penn swimmer Lia Thomas, who became the first transgender athlete in any sport to win a NCAA Division I championship last week.
The former Olympic decathlete, 72, said Thomas isn’t the “rightful winner” of the NCAA 500-yard women’s freestyle swimming championship following a similar proclamation from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who declared runner-up Emma Weyant the winner.
“It’s not transphobic or anti-trans, it’s COMMON SENSE!” Jenner tweeted Wednesday.
Thomas, a senior student-athlete, competed on the men’s swim team for three seasons. After completing two years of hormone replacement therapy, Thomas competed on the women’s team for the 2021-22 season in dominant fashion. Her success has sparked a fierce debate over whether transgender athletes have unfair advantage.
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