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Piers Morgan tears into transgender college swimmer: 'If Michael Phelps began competing as a transgender woman, all hell would break loose'

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British broadcaster Piers Morgan blasted transgender college swimmer Lia Thomas after she dominated earlier this week in collegiate meets, smashing records previously held by biological women.

Thomas, a 22-year-old enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania, previously competed for three years in men's swimming under the name Will Thomas.

She was required to undergo one year of testosterone suppression treatment in order to qualify for the women's events.

What are the details?

In a lengthy essay published in the Daily Mail, Morgan said that if Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps decided to compete as a transgender woman, "all hell would break loose."

"If Michael Phelps began competing as a transgender woman, all hell would break loose," Morgan began, "so why is nothing being done to stop trans athletes like Lia Thomas from destroying women's sport?"

According to Morgan, Phelps, who won 28 Olympic medals — including 23 gold medals — "achieved this staggering statistical dominance through a combination of physical prowess, dazzling skill, and a uniquely steely work ethic and determination to be the very best."

In short, Phelps was an incredibly talented, young, fit male who trained seven days a week and competed against fellow male swimmers who — while undoubtedly talented — were simply not in his league.

"Now imagine what would have happened if Phelps had transitioned into a female when at the peak of his powers?" Morgan added. "He, now she, wouldn't have just dominated women's swimming – he, now she, would have smashed all the women's records by such vast margins that no woman born with a female biological body would have ever come close to beating any of them ever again."

This, according to Morgan, is happening on a much smaller stage.

Thomas on Sunday competed at an event in Akron, Ohio, demolishing her fellow swimmers in the 1,650-yard freestyle event. Thomas took a 38-second lead by even her nearest rival, collegiate swimmer Anna Sofia Kalandaze, setting a pool, meet, and program record all in one shot.

Saturday saw Thomas clinch the 200-yard freestyle at 1:41:93 — seven seconds ahead of her closest rival — which has been the fastest finish in the United States.

On Friday, she won the 500-yard freestyle event by 14 seconds, setting a new Ivy League record.

Morgan added that Thomas has an obvious — and grossly unfair — advantage over her female rivals who are now no longer able to swim at the same competitive level in their sport.

Allowing transgender women born in male bodies — which Morgan insisted have "hugely superior physical advantage[s]" — to compete in women's sports will do nothing more than vaporize the viability of natural-born women's records.

"It's happening in myriad sports now including sprinting, cycling and weight-lifting — and I don't care how loudly the woke brigade squeals, it's just plain unfair and is crushing the hopes, dreams, and hard work of so many female athletes," Morgan added.

Thomas, Morgan pointed out, will continue to demolish women's swimming records not because she's a brilliant and talented swimmer, but because she's a man competing against women.

"Lia Thomas is on her way to irrevocably disintegrating women's swimming records," he wrote. "Not because she's a natural-born brilliant swimmer, because when she competed as a man, she was mediocre at best. No, she will do it because she's got a hugely advantageous physique over her female rivals."

He reasoned, "What will it take to stop this transgender sporting madness? Does Floyd Mayweather have to identify as a woman and get into the ring as a female boxer? Or Usain Bolt come out of retirement to compete on the women's springing circuit? Or perhaps Michael Phelps really should transition and jump in the pool against women half his size and with a fraction of his speed?

The broadcaster concluded with a warning: "Stop this insanity now, before it's too late."

Anything else?

In June, Thomas told the school newspaper that being able to continue swimming despite transitioning is "very rewarding."

"The process of coming out as being trans and continuing to swim was a lot of uncertainty and unknown around an area that's usually really solid," Thomas said at the time. "Realizing I was trans threw that into question. Was I going to keep swimming? What did that look like? ... Being trans has not affected my ability to do this sport and being able to continue is very rewarding."

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