(3-21-22) Two swimmers, Emma Weyant and Reka Gyorgy, were impacted at last week’s NCAA National Swim and Dive meet. Transgender Penn swimmer Lia (Will) Thomas picked up a national championship in the 500 freestyle…the result will change the look of women’s sports in the future.
Emma Weyant swims for the University of Virginia and represented the USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This past week she finished in second place to Lia (Will) Thomas in the women’s 500 at the national championships.
How good is Weyant…her team won this year’s NCAA national title, she won the silver medal in the women’s 400-meter individual medley at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, a three-time U.S. National Champion, a two-time Junior Pan Pacific medalist and a four-time Florida High School Athletic Association 4A State Champion in the 500 freestyle and 200 individual medley.
To many Weyant is the truewinner of the women’s 500 freestyle.
Virginia Tech swimmer Reka Gyorgy finished 17th in the preliminary heats of the 500 freestyle at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships last Thursday, meaning she missed out on the following day’s semi-finals by just one place.
The following is the letter sent to the NCAA Virginia Tech swimmer Reka Gyorgy–
Who is Reka Gyorgy? a swimmer who competes internationally for Hungary. Her last result is the 14th place in the the women’s 200 m medley – heat during the European Championships 2021. She competes in 100 m backstroke, 200 m backstroke, 200 m medley, 400 m medley, 50 m backstroke and 4×100 m medley.
Today Show You Tube Video – Lia Thomas Becomes 1st Transgender Athlete To Win NCAA championship
The debate over this is the just the beginning of what the future holds for women’s sports. Will the impact be enough to impact the NCAA ruling in the future.