A biological adult male who claims to identify as a woman managed to squeeze out a win against a 13-year-old girl in order to take the first place slot in a skateboarding contest for women that was carried out this past Saturday in New York, claims Reduxx, a feminist-leaning site.
At age 29, Ricci Tres took the win for the women’s section of The Boardr Open that sported a $500 prize. Trest managed to beat out an array of biological females, which included the snd place Shiloh Catori and four other kids, such as 10-year-old Juri Iikura.
“Male wins women’s skateboarding finals and money at the Boardr Open NYC presented by DC today,” exclaimed one professional skateboarder, Taylor Silverman, who has been heavily critical of any biological males trying to compete in the sport.
Male wins women’s skateboarding finals and money at the Boardr Open NYC presented by DC today. pic.twitter.com/fgqmHMq2Ez
— Taylor Silverman (@tmsilverman) June 25, 2022
This past year, Tres was credited with being the first trans woman to try and qualify for Olympic women’s skateboarding, sending in a virtual run as a submission for the USA national Skateboarding Championships. However, their biological testosterone was tested and reportedly ended up being far to high to allow them entry as a female based upon the standards put in place by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
“I will never think that a 29 year old male competing in the female competition and taking first place away from a 13 year old girl is “stunning & brave”, and I judge those who think it is,” stated a tweet from Sall Grover.
I will never think that a 29 year old male competing in the female competition and taking first place away from a 13 year old girl is “stunning & brave”, and I judge those who think it is. pic.twitter.com/7tzPgC5AlG
— Sall Grover (@salltweets) June 25, 2022
Recently, Silverman post a statement via her Instagram that called out another professional skateboarding event that was held in May for letting a biological male go up against women and girls. She ended up finishing second to this biological male in the results of the Red Bull-sponsored event, which ended up costing her as much as $5,000 in prize money.
“‘I deserved to place first, be acknowledged for my win, and get paid,’” exclaimed Silverman, going on to highlight the text of an email she had sent to Erich Dummer, Red Bull’s Senior Sports Marketing Manager.
Despite Silverman having already been targeted online for her stance in regards to trans athletes being allowed to go up against biological females in the sport, she has also managed to gather a support base that is just as strong.
Tim Pool, podcast mogul and former competitive skateboarder, went out and offered to pay Silverman for the prize money she was wrongly denied due to the competition of biological males and stated that mixing biological genders is especially unfair for skateboarding.
“Males in skateboarding have higher centers of gravity granting advantages that cannot be removed with [hormone replacement therapy],” exclaimed Pool while issuing his defense of Silverman.
Males in skateboarding have higher centers of gravity granting advantages that cannot be removed with hrt
That plus the Q angle differences
So it's unfair to female athletes
Your semantics are not relevant
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) May 18, 2022