After biological male Lia Thomas dominated the NCAA Women’s Swimming Championship 500 yard freestyle of Thursday, some fans are regarding University of Virginia swimmer Emma Weyant as the real winner of the event.
Emma Weyant came in second, behind biological male swimmer Lia Thomas. Many of her fans took to Twitter today to recognize her for the accomplishment of beating out all other biological females during a “Women’s” swimming championship.
Round of applause for Emma Weyant, the UVA swimmer who placed second in the 500y freestyle tonight, behind Lia Thomas. Second is the new first. #savewomenssports pic.twitter.com/NtHookm3qQ
— Angela Morabito (@AngelaLMorabito) March 18, 2022
Congratulations to Emma Weyant for being the real winner of the woman’s 500 pic.twitter.com/YPJsikJZok
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) March 18, 2022
This is Emma Weyant from the University of Virginia.
She finished in second place to Lia Thomas in the women’s 500 Free at the NCAA national championships.
But she’s the true winner to all of us. pic.twitter.com/RbMAT3w2Dz
— American Principles 🇺🇸 (@approject) March 18, 2022
Here’s the name you should remember and lobby for: Emma Weyant. She’s at UVA. She finished second place, but would have been first place if people had the courage to speak up about the injustice of a MAN competing against women.
Weyant’s time was a career best. #TheRealChamp https://t.co/wrsS7Ocf75
— Erik Reed (@ErikReed) March 18, 2022
In case you want to know how far gone America is, we just took an NCAA championship away from Olympic individual silver medalist Emma Weyant, a true exemplar of feminine athleticism, and awarded it to someone with a penis who was competing as a men's swimmer last year. pic.twitter.com/cYTvOZQVUT
— Jeremy Carl (@jeremycarl4) March 18, 2022
Emma Weyant won. She's the first female to finish. She didn't finish in second place. She finished first in the women's 500 Free. https://t.co/Ch0agSgpSO
— Courtney Kirchoff (@Courtneyscoffs) March 18, 2022