Caitlyn Jenner believes the trans swimming Lia Thomas is not the “rightful winner” of NCAA title

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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.

Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic athlete-turned-transgender activist and reality TV star, has declared her intention to run for California governor.

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