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NCAA Swimmer Speaks Out On Lia Thomas: Sports World Reacts

Lia Thomas speaking to ESPN.

Lia Thomas speaking to ESPN.

A collegiate swimmer who competed against Lia Thomas has released a message for the NCAA, calling for rule changes.

Reka Gyorgy, a female swimmer from Virginia Tech, finished in 17th place in qualifying for the 500 meter freestyle at the NCAA Championships. The top 16 swimmers made it to the finals of the event, so Gyorgy missed out.

The 500 meter freestyle was won by Thomas, the transgender swimmer from Penn. The female swimmer previously competed for the men’s team, but after transitioning and going through hormome therapy, joined the women’s team.

All season long, there’s been discussion about Thomas’ performance and the rules surrounding transgender athletes. While many have supported Thomas’ right to compete, others have pushed back.

“Every event that transgender athletes participated in was one spot taken away from biological females throughout the meet,” Gyorgy wrote.

Gyorgy is one of the first

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Lia Thomas Finishes Her College Career: Sports World Reacts

Lia Thomas walks out of the pool.

Lia Thomas walks out of the pool.

Lia Thomas’ time as a collegiate swimmer is over.

The transgender Penn swimmer, who competes for the women’s team after undergoing hormone therapy, finished her career at the NCAA Championships this weekend.

Thomas, who has had a controversial 2021-22 season inside of the pool, finished her career with a championship. She won the 500 meter freestyle, though failed to take home the championship in two other events.

“Lia Thomas’ collegiate swimming career ended with an 8th place finish in the 100 free. Yale’s Iszac Henig tied for 5th. And UVA frosh Gretchen Walsh got her first individual championship after finishing runner-up in her other two events,” ESPN’s Katie Barnes tweeted.

Thomas, who began her career competing for the Penn men’s team, became the first transgender athlete to win a Division 1 national championship.

The Penn swimmer took home the title in the 500

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NBA Twitter reacts to LeBron James handing Warriors another loss with 56 point performance

After a flurry of buckets from Jordan Poole in the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers, it looked like the Warriors were on the way to snapping their ugly three-game losing streak. However, no lead is safe with LeBron James looming.

As he heated up, James fueled a Lakers’ 14-point comeback in the second half against the Warriors. In the fourth quarter, James drilled three consecutive deep 3-pointers to set up the Lakers’ lead after a late run against the Warriors.

With each team trading clutch buckets down the final stretch, James found Carmelo Anthony in the corner for a dagger 3-pointer with just over 30 seconds remaining.

While Steph Curry tallied 30 points on his own, the eight-time All-Star guard got help off the bench with Poole and rookie Jonathan Kumunga combining for 41 points in the second unit. Yet, it wasn’t enough to answer James.

James

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NBA Twitter reacts to Steph Curry’s record-breaking MVP performance at 2022 All-Star Game

On a night where the NBA’s top players gathered in Cleveland for the 2022 edition of the All-Star Game, Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry took over.

After drilling eight triples in the first half for Team LeBron, the two-time Most Valuable Player doubled down for another eight jumpers from beyond the arc in the second half to shatter the record for most made 3-pointers in a single All-Star game with 16.

Curry finished the contest with a game-high 50 points on 17-of-30 shooting from the field with five boards, two assists, two blocks and a steal in 36 minutes. Curry’s 50 points fell short of Anthony Davis’ single-game scoring record of 52 points from 2017.

After Team LeBron secured a victory over Team Durant in an intense close to the game with the Elam ending scoring format, Curry’s red-hot performance earned him the new Kobe Bryant All-Star

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