‘Not the Rightful Winner’ Caitlyn Jenner Faces Backlash Over Harsh Comments Against Transgender Swimmers FirstSportz

Caitlyn Jenner and Lia Thomas
Caitlyn Jenner and Lia Thomas

CaitlynJenner was at the center of quite a bit of controversy recently after declaring a transgender winner of the US Swimming College Championships. swimmer Lia Thomas recently made headlines after becoming the first transgender athlete to win the NCAA women’s swimming championships. She took the gold medal ahead of Emma Weyant in the women’s 500 yard freestyle event.

Thomas set a season best of 4:33.24 seconds, while Weyant finished with 4:34.99 seconds. However, Thomas faced many setbacks when she won as she was not given a warm welcome when she came to collect her medal. Weyant, on the other hand, was appreciated, with Gov. Ron DeSantis saying that she would be recognized as the true winner of the race in her hometown of Florida.

Caitlyn Jenner also tweeted against Thomas, saying “Agreed! You [Weyant] is the rightful winner! It’s not transphobic or anti-trans, it’s COMMON SENSE!”

Caitlyn Jenner is facing an immense backlash over harsh comments

Caitlyn Jenner, Lia Thomas
Caitlyn Jenner, Thomas

Jenner’s insensitive comments have drawn the attention of many, with some believing the former Olympic gold medalist is actually transphobic.

What stood out to others was the fact that Jenner came out as transgender in 2015, but believes transgender athletes shouldn’t compete as they have an inherent advantage.

Also read: “Emma Raducanu is playing just as well as she did in New York” Tim Henman believes the teenager is on a “learning curve of a brutal sport”.

https://firstsportz.com/caitlyn-jenner-faces-backlash-for-comments-against-lia-thomas-transgender-swimmer/ ‘Not the Rightful Winner’ Caitlyn Jenner Faces Backlash Over Harsh Comments Against Transgender Swimmers FirstSportz

Subhankar Mondal

Subhankar Mondal is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Subhankar Mondal joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: subhankarmondal@24ssports.com.

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