'His Actions Displayed Utter Disregard For Us' — Riley Gaines Slams Lia Thomas

By Mike Fishmore | May 7, 2024

Swimming championships

Riley Gaines recently voiced her disagreement with Lia Thomas, the first transgender athlete to win a NCAA Division I Championship in women's sports.
 

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During the 2022 NCAA Swimming championships, Gaines and Thomas competed in the women's 200-yard freestyle event, both finishing in fifth place with a time of 1:43.40. Despite this tie, only Thomas received the fifth-place trophy.
 

Strong advocate

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Since then, Gaines has become a strong advocate for women's rights in sports and has actively opposed the participation of transgender athletes in women's competitions.