Just like anybody else on the team

Lia Thomas has spoken up.

Thomas was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated and is on their daily cover.

“I just want to show trans kids and younger trans athletes that they’re not alone,” Lia Thomas told SI. “They don’t have to choose between who they are and the sport they love. I’m a woman, just like anybody else on the team. I’ve always viewed myself as just a swimmer. It’s what I’ve done for so long; it’s what I love. I get into the water every day and do my best.”

I don’t believe him. I don’t believe that is what he just wants. I think what he wants is to win a lot of races and break a lot of records. Also he’s not a woman “just like anybody else on the team.” The “just like” claim is completely wrong and false. He’s much, much bigger than they are. Swimmer’s Mother said his back is twice as wide as any of the women’s – which may not be literally true, I don’t know, but we can see from the photos that he is indeed massively bigger than they are. The shoulders alone tell the story. He’s bigger than it’s physically possible for women to be.

Her success in the water has been a controversial topic in swimming this season, but Thomas said she wants to continue to swim.

“I don’t know exactly what the future of my swimming will look like after this year, but I would love to continue doing it,” Lia Thomas told SI. “I want to swim and compete as who I am.”

Of course he would. More easy wins, more prizes, more records broken.

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