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Penn swimmer alleges Lia Thomas colluded with trans athlete to lose

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A biological female member of the University of Pennsylvania women’s swimming team, the report said, she colluded with her transgender teammate Lia Thomas Yellik, a transgender athlete, so she believed she could be defeated to prove the point.

Yalie Iszak Henig, who is moving from woman to man, defeated Thomas in the 100 and 400 yard freestyle among women in the Ivy League swimming competition on January 8th.

Henig was reportedly able to join the women’s team because she had not yet started testosterone treatment.

Thomas, who is breaking women’s team records, has been struck by lightning in recent months as her story has garnered nationwide attention. He previously played as a man for three seasons at UPenn.

Her biological female teammate told OutKick on condition of anonymity that Thomas and Henig believe they made a plan at a recent meeting.

“Look at that [Lia’s] I don’t think he tried, ”he said. “I know they were friends, and I know they talked before the meeting. I think he allowed me to win: ‘Oh, he hit me from woman to man.’

Transgender Wind Swimmer Iszak Henig
Henig was reportedly able to join the women’s team because she had not yet started testosterone treatment.

Asked if he believed the couple had conspired, the swimmer replied: “I believe. I can’t say for sure, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I knew it was 100 percent true. “

Henig won the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 49.57 seconds. Thomas hit the wall in 52.84 seconds, although he swam 100 distances in 49.42 seconds in three freestyle encounters with Princeton and Cornell in November, according to OutKick.

The anonymous swimmer also believes Thomas didn’t give him everything in the 200-yard freestyle, winning 1: 48.73.

Thomas’s teammate believes he didn’t move during the match.

“I was on a ship and I told a friend,‘ He’s literally not moving. You can just say, ”he told OutKik. “It simply came to our notice then. I watched 200 for free and it was literally on par with the other girls.

“He was once number one in the country. They are really talented swimmers, but they are not about being at the top of the country or anything like that, ”he said.

“You can tell someone is dying and they’re swimming slowly,” the swimmer added. “You can also say that someone is not moving and I can see [in the 200 freestyle] Lia didn’t move.

Transgender Wind Swimmer Iszak Henig
Henig won the 100 freestyle wrestling events on Jan. 8 with a time of 49.57 seconds.

The swimmer’s allegations came as the NCAA adopted new rules on a sport-to-sport approach for transgender athletes and coordinated the organization with the U.S. and International Olympic Committees.

The NCAA’s new rules require Thomas and transgender student-athletes to document testosterone levels, which must meet specific levels for the sport, four weeks before choosing a sports champion.

It is unknown when Thomas passed from man to woman. Under NCAA rules, a woman must be treated for testosterone suppression for at least a year to be able to compete.

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