Transgender female skateboarder wins women’s competition
Ricci Tres, a 29-year-old biologically male skateboarder who identifies as a woman, took first place during the Board open Women’s Finals in New York City, while 13-year-old skater Shiloh Catori took second place.
Tres has previously said“I know I’ll never be a woman because women are wonderful, you know, they have babies… I’ll never have that ability.” Tres added, “I feel like a woman” and “guess I would have wished to be born as such.”
Ricci and Tres with Robert Brink: Trans skateboarder disqualified from 2020 Olympic qualifiers.
Catori posted a Video in which she said she’s “not upset at all” and that she’s actually worried about how Tres is feeling.
Skateboarder Taylor Silverman, who previously opposed allowing transgender competitors to compete in women’s competitions, highlighted Tres’ recent win commented“Male wins the women’s finals and money at the Boardr Open NYC presented by DC today. My story isn’t unique to skateboarding. My story is not unique to sport in general.”
“I’ve competed in three different transgender competitions, two of which I’ve placed second in,” Silverman said in a statement last month. “I came second in the last series of contests I did for Redbull. The trans competitor who won won $1,000 in qualifying, $3,000 in finals and $1,000 in best trick. This made up a total of $5,000 of the prize money that was earmarked for the female athletes. I got $1,000 in qualifying and $1,750 for second place, for a total of $2,750. The girl who placed third received $750. The girl who earned $1,000 for best trick didn’t take anything, as did the third person who would have placed third for my win and will be paid,” Silverman explained.
The question of whether biological men who identify as women are allowed to compete in women’s sports remains an issue of considerable controversy.
Women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe has said she supports making sports possible for transgender people.
“I support trans inclusion 100%,” Rapinoe said, according to Time. “There are regulations at the highest level. There are regulations in university sports. And at Olympic and professional levels.
“Show me the evidence that trans women get scholarships from everyone, dominate in every sport, win every title. I’m sorry, it just doesn’t happen. So we have to start with inclusion, period. And if things come up, I have faith that we can find out. But we cannot start with the opposite. This is cruel. And frankly, it’s just gross,” Rapinoe said, according to the outlet.
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