Court rules to keep this male out of female swimming

It is 2024 and we have regressed so far that it makes the news when a male is banned from competing in a female competition.

It is extreme nonsense that it is even a thing, but here we are.

At last, male swimmer Lia Thomas has been definitively told he will not be eligible to compete in the women’s team for the Olympics, or at other high level competitions. He is male and will never qualify to be female.

He attempted to change reality and challenge current policy in court but failed.

World Aquatics changed its policies so that transgender women can only compete in women's races if they have completed their transition by the age of 12. 

Thomas argued those rules should be declared 'invalid and unlawful', and broke the Olympic charter and the World Aquatics convention. 

In a decision handed down at the court of arbitration for sport, they concluded that Thomas wasn't 'entitled to engage with eligibility to compete in WA competitions'.

World Aquatics welcomed the news, hailing it as a 'major step forward in our efforts to protect women's sport.'

The group told the outlet: 'World Aquatics is dedicated to fostering an environment that promotes fairness, respect, and equal opportunities for athletes of all genders and we reaffirm this pledge.'

They introduced their new rules after Thomas beat Olympic silver medalist Emma Weyant by 1.75 sec to win NCAA gold.

In a scientific document backing their ban on those who have 'undergone any part of male puberty', WA said swimmers like Thomas retained physical advantages.

They said that such advantages included endurance, power, speed, strength and lung size, even after reducing their testosterone levels through medication. 

No male should ever be permitted to compete in a female category. No male can ever become female. The whole point of having a female category is for fairness, safety and dignity for females. Males who wish they were female are not excluded from sport, they simply need to abide by the laws of nature and compete as male, or in open, mixed or specific transgender categories.