ATLANTA, GA – In what could serve as another blow to Women’s History Month, biological male Will Thomas (who goes by “Lia”) managed to snag first place in the 500-yard freestyle event during the NCAA nationals on March 18th – leaving a genuine female athlete who’s an Olympian in second place.
We at Red Voice Media have covered the antics of the biologically male Thomas breaking into women’s collegiate swimming, blowing the women out of the water when competing against them.
As noted in our previous reporting of Thomas, when he was competing as and against other males, he was ranked 554th in the 200 freestyle – and now he’s managed to take first place in the women’s national division.
One of the athletic causalities left in Thomas’ wake of barging his way into women’s sports is 20-year-old Virginia freshman Emma Weyant, which Weyant is literally an Olympic athlete, having won the silver medal in the women’s 400-meter individual medley at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Weyant is also reportedly a three-time U.S. National Champion, a four-time Florida High School Athletic Association 4A State Champion in the 500 free and 200 individual medley, and has received two medals previously in the Junior Pan Pacific.
Yet, despite Weyant’s feats accomplished in women’s swimming that saw her rise to Olympian levels, Thomas was able to leave her in the dust with finishing 1.75 seconds faster than she.
A student who spoke anonymously to Fox News – likely for fear of being canceled by the alphabet brigade – told the outlet that any records set by the biologically male swimmer Thomas shouldn’t considered any sort of “achievement” in women’s swimming.
“It’s not necessarily an achievement in my mind. Women’s records are separate from men’s records. It’s its own distinct category because no woman is going to be as fast as a man…we’re just throwing away the definition of a record to fit into someone else’s agenda of what it should mean to them when, in reality, it makes no scientific sense to do so.”
ESPN reported that even though Thomas snagged first place in the 500-yard freestyle event, he wasn’t exactly greeted with many cheers as “the crowd was noticeably quiet,” when he was announced the champion.
Outside of the McAuley Center where the event was held, there were reportedly protesters from Save Women’s Sports and Young Women for America voicing their opposition to the biological male infiltrating women’s sports.
Young Women for America national director Annabelle Rutledge stated, “We’re not going to stand by and let women be displaced. We must fight for their rights.”
On March 17th, Concerned Women for America (CWA) revealed that they’ve filed a Title IX complaint against UPenn, the school Thomas swims for, alleging that allowing Thomas to compete in women’s sports violates Title IX.
CWA president and CEO Penny Nance announced the complaint in a released statement, noting, “The future of women’s sports is at risk and the equal rights of female athletes are being infringed. We filed a formal civil rights complaint against UPenn in response to this injustice.”