Reka Gyorgy, the swimmer from Virginia Tech recently posted an open letter blasting the NCAA for “disrespecting biological female swimmers” as a result of allowing transgender swimmer Lia Thomas to compete in their college tournament.
“I’m writing this letter right now in hopes that the NCAA will open their eyes and change these rules in the future. It doesn’t promote our sport in a good way and I think it is disrespectful against the biologically female swimmers who are competing in the NCAA,” she wrote in this public letter.
Gyorgy is one of the very few swimmers who has openly criticized the NCAA and called out biological males getting into women’s sports and breaking records that were never possible before.
“I would like to address this past week’s events and express my thoughts. First, I would like to remind everyone that I am a human being and that as a human being I experience feelings and emotions,” Gyorgy wrote.
“With all due respect, I would like to address something that is a problem in our sport right now and hurting athletes, especially swimmers,” she added. “Everyone has heard and known about transgender [swimmer], Lia Thomas, and her case including all the issues and concerns that her situation brought into our sport.” She continued.
“I’m writing this letter right now in hopes that the NCAA will open their eyes and change these rules in the future. It doesn’t promote our sport in a good way, and I think it is disrespectful against the biologically female swimmers who are competing in the NCAA,” she added.
“I ask that the NCAA takes time to think about all the other biological women in swimming, try to think how they would feel if they would be in our shoes. Make the right changes for our sport and for a better future in swimming.” Gyorgy concluded.
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