Lia Thomas has announced that she has ambitions to participate in the Olympics. However, reactions to that immediately followed. Caitlyn Jenner does not want to blame Lia Thomas but believes that organizations such as the NCAA are the main culprits.
“This is not Lia Thomas’ fault,” Jenner said, as quoted by daillycaller. “She played by the rules and did a good job in playing by the rules. My concerns are with the NCAA. Their rules have to be a lot more stringent.
I think they have to be a lot more difficult. I don’t think just one year of hormone replacement therapy is enough … I’ve been on for seven years of full transition, been on hormone replacement, and I can still hit the golf ball 280-90 yards.
There’s a lot left over. I’m not blaming her, I’m just blaming the system right now. That has to be seriously looked at”.
Jenner: She’s taller, bigger
Caitlyn Jenner, like most, believes that Lia Thomas has genetic advantages and that other girls suffer because of everything.
“When she’s standing on the line, she’s taller, bigger, she’s got a longer reach, she’s got bigger hands. She has got a tremendous advantage over the women,” Jenner continued. “But I respect her right to be able to transition, but I think it’s very difficult.
She did it to be happy, and she talked a lot about in the interview, about being happy”. “But on the other hand, she may be happy, but I’m sure the girl, the cis[gender] girl, and other girls a block over from her sees this very large woman who she knows she can’t beat.
I don’t think she’s that happy. I don’t think the person that missed out on making it to the NCAA by one position who now all of a sudden doesn’t go, I don’t think she’s happy”.