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GOP Candidates Stand by Women Defeated by Leah Thomas, Condemn 'Death of Women's Sports'

GOP Candidates Stand by Women Defeated by Leah Thomas, Condemn ‘Death of Women’s Sports’

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Republican candidates running for Congress in combat zones have expressed sympathy for Rica Giorgi Virginia Tech swimmer who talked After she missed competing in the NCAA tournaments due to the inclusion of transgender swimmer Leah Thomas, she condemned the NCAA law allowing male-to-female transgender swimmers like Thomas to compete against women.

“Rika Giorgi has every right to be upset,” James Rodgers, a former high school soccer coach and Republican candidate for Texas’ 30th congressional district, told Fox News Digital. “What happened to her is so unfair, and I really feel for her. Rules meant to protect women in sport are now failing to do that, and athletes like Rika are feeling the consequences of that.”

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As Rodgers claimed Emma Wayantthe former Olympic medalist whom Thomas defeated in the 500-yard freestyle event last week, should have won the race.

Texas Republican House Candidate James Rodgers

“I would also like to pay tribute to Emma Wyant, whose years of work and sacrifice were supposed to have culminated as the Women’s 500 Freestyle Champion,” the Republican said. “Instead, she was overshadowed by her phenomenal athletic achievements and would eventually be forgotten, sacrificed on the altar of tolerance by the individuals who mocked Chapter Nine.”

“Tolerance and compassion should not and should not come by forcing women back into second place and second place,” Rodgers concluded.

“The female athletes watch their hard work and lifelong dreams torn apart by biological males who are not talented enough to be competitive in male sports,” said Gina Ciarcia, a mother of five and a congressional candidate in Virginia’s 7th congressional district. Fox News Digital. Ciarcia pointed to the fact that Thomas, who competed as a male before the women’s competition, ranked 462th in the men’s swimming, according to To Thomas’ teammates.

Gina Ciarcia

Gina Ciarcia
(Gina Ciarcia)

“We are witnessing the death of women’s sports right before our eyes in the name of a false sense of fairness,” Cearcia added. She noted that two of her five children are 18-year-old twins, a boy and a girl. “My son is 100 pounds heavier than his twin sister; that weight is the increased muscle mass and dense bone that only a man can develop.”

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“Stories like that of Leah Thomas discourage young women who would one day dream of competing at the highest level in athletics,” the candidate said. “For the sake of our girls, I hope sports associations reverse course and keep transgender athletes away from women’s sports.”

Steve Gray, a father of two athletic daughters who is running for Congress in New Jersey’s 4th congressional district, said Wyant, Georgy and others were robbed of “legitimate victories.”

Steve Gray

“My two daughters are both highly competitive athletes,” Gray told Fox News Digital. “My eldest daughter got a full athletic scholarship to play in Division I. So I’m aware of the work these girls and women have put in to compete at such high levels.”

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“Emma Wayant and Rica Giorgi and all the college swimmers who had to compete against Leah Thomas – these girls put in hours learning and perfecting their sport, and now they are being robbed of victories and deprived of legitimate victories,” Gray said. . “It is a shame that politicians, the NCAA, and others care more about doing what is politically correct than doing what is right for biologically dedicated mathematicians.”