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Penn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas speaks out about backlash, future plans to compete

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Lia Thomas won the women's 500-yard freestyle at the NCAA championships in March. She became the first transgender woman to claim a national title in swimming. Thomas: "Transitioning to get an advantage is not something that ever factors into our decisions" She plans to attend law school and wants to qualify for the 2024 U.S. Olympic swimming trials.
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The GuardianThe Guardian

Lia Thomas says she transitioned to be happy, not to win swimming titles

Lia Thomas, who became the first transgender swimmer to win a major US college title, has pushed back against criticism that she had an unfair advantage

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The IndependentThe Independent

Lia Thomas breaks silence over attacks on her swimming success

Trans swimmer Lia Thomas has broken her silence over the attacks on her success, saying that “trans women are not a threat to women’s sport”.

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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USA TodayUSA Today

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas says she didn't transition to gain advantage in college sport

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas responded to critics who say that she gained an unfair advantage competing against women.

4 months ago·United States
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Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas speaks out about backlash, future plans

Penn swimmer Lia Thomas spoke one-on-one with ABC News' Juju Chang.

4 months ago·United States
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Washington TimesWashington Times

Lia Thomas: Losing out to a transgender athlete is ‘no different’ than losing to a female

Swimmer Lia Thomas insisted Tuesday that male-to-female transgender athletes pose no threat to women’s sports, arguing that losing races, team slots and scholarships is “part of athletics.”

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas says 'trans women are not a threat to women's sports'

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas said trans women are "not a threat to women's sports" in an interview with ABC on Tuesday.

4 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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