Skateboarders criticised biological guys engaging in women’s sports when a 29-year-old biological male defeated a teenage girl to win the women’s section of a skateboarding competition in New York City.
In the Boardr Open on Saturday, male born Ricci Tres, who now identifies as female, defeated 13-year-old Shiloh Catori and took home a $500 prise.
4 of the final 6 contestants were girls between the ages of 10 and 17.
Tres dominated the Boardr Open less than a week after the International Rugby League prohibited male-to-female transgender athletes from competing in women’s events.
Last Sunday, the International Swimming Federation made the announcement that transgender athletes would no longer be allowed to compete in women’s events.
Following repeated victories by transgender swimmer Lia Thomas over biological women, the organisation made the statement.
The Biden administration this week introduced Title IX modifications that would essentially eliminate sex-separate programs and rooms, as reported by The New York Times.
Taylor Silverman, a female skateboarder, was reminded by Tres’ success of her defeats at the hands of trans athletes in women’s competitions.
The choice to include biological men “ripped away the possibility that was meant for women to place and earn money” in at least one instance, Silverman wrote last month.
“I am sick of being bullied into silence,” Silverman wrote.
According to a recent Washington Post poll, more than 60% of Americans believe that transgender women should not be allowed to compete in professional women’s sports.