Appearing on Fox News, female NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines explained how the NCAA’s actions are even worse than most people know.
Riley Gaines, who swims for the University of Kentucky, recently tied Lia Thomas, formerly William, at the NCAA championships for 5th place.
During the award ceremony, an NCAA official told Riley that Lia “needs to hold the trophy” for photos and public display, despite the fact that the two swimmers tied.
Riley said, “And he kind of blatantly said, ‘We’re just going to give the trophy to Lia: We respect and admire your swim, but Lia needs to hold the trophy.'”
Instead, Riley was told that she could “pose” with the sixth-place trophy.
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Thomas, who is a biological male, has stirred major controversy by switching to the women’s team after competing on the men’s team for three years. The NCAA has been widely condemned for allowing Thomas to race against biological females.
The NCAA official told Riley that they posed based on the “chronological order of winners.”
“We tied. What are we being chronological about?” she fired back.
Gaines said she and many other female swimmers have been advised not to speak out, but she can no longer remain quiet.
“This is not OK, and it’s not fair,” Riley said.
“I’m fortunate enough to where I have such an amazing support system at the University of Kentucky,” Riley said.
“I know I can’t speak for everyone, but I am almost certain I’m speaking for a large majority of female athletes.”
“I think there’s a difference between your sex and your gender identity, and so I think that it’s just been totally misconstrued and lost,” she said.
“It’s finally gotten to the point where it’s being shown and it’s completely violating women and women’s rights, especially in sports,” she added.
Carlson said that what America is witnessing is “cheating.”
“And it’s remarkable that it takes bravery to point that out. But it does, and you are brave for doing it,” he told Gaines.