Former Olympic decathlete and gold medal-winner Caitlyn Jenner declared that transgender swimmer Lia Thomas was not the rightful winner of the women’s NCAA Championships, instead naming second place Emma Weyant as the true victor.
Thomas, who competed for three years as a male collegiate swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania before beginning hormone therapy in 2019, stormed to the 500-yard freestyle title on Thursday with a time of 4:33:24 – more than a second-and-a-half ahead of Weyant.
Jenner last night said that recognizing University of Virginia swimmer and Olympian Weyant, 20, as the true winner was just ‘common sense’, after previously hitting out at the NCAA’s decision to let Thomas, 22, compete against biological females.
Replying to a tweet from Florida governor Ron DeSantis, who also refused to acknowledge Thomas’ victory, Jenner declared: ‘[Emma] is the rightful winner!
‘It’s not transphobic or anti-trans, it’s COMMON SENSE!’
Earlier this month, Jenner also said…