A 29-year-old biological man who believes he is a woman took home the top prize in the women’s division of a skateboarding contest over the weekend, defeating mostly teenage girls in the process.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, Ricci Tres won the $500 prize on Saturday for winning the women’s division of the Boardr Open in New York City on Saturday. His primary challenger was 13-year-old Shiloh Catori, and four of the six finalists overall were between the ages of 10 and 17.
In response, female skateboarder Taylor Silverman issued a statement condemning the rise of so-called “transgender” athletes, where biological men compete in women’s sports and use their significant biological and physical advantages to easily dominate their rivals. This trend, Silverman says, ultimately “took away the opportunity that was meant for women to place and earn money.”
“I am sick of being bullied into silence,” Silverman continued in her statement.
Despite Tres being allowed to compete, some professional sporting events have taken the step of explicitly banning biological men from competing in women’s sports. Last week, the International Rugby League officially forbade men from competing in women’s matches. Last Sunday, the International Swimming Federation announced a similar ban after widespread backlash over swimmer Will Thomas, a man at Penn State who now goes by the name “Lia” and has been breaking records against biological females.
However, the Biden Administration has announced its plans to significantly alter Title IX regulations in public education in order to accommodate “transgender” students and athletes; among the proposed changes are new rules that will essentially abolish the separation of genders with regards to certain athletic events and public facilities such as restrooms and locker rooms.