Lia Thomas Claims She Didn’t Transition For The Competitive Advantage

NCAA Womens Swimming: Swimming & Diving Championship
Mar 19, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Penn Quakers swimmer Lia Thomas finishes eighth in the 100 free at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships at Georgia Tech. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The former PENN transgender swimmer cleared up what she believed was a misconception. Thomas clarified that she did not transition for a competitive advantage, but rather “I transitioned to be happy, to be true to myself” she said.

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