Biological Man Destroys Competition in Women’s Surfing Event Victory
'I’m so grateful to be involved'
A biological man has mowed down all competition in a prominent women’s surfing competition in Australia.
According to Surfing Western Australia, competitor Sasha Jane Lowerson was awarded first place in both the Open Women’s Longboard and Open Women’s Logger.
It wasn’t even close, with a 4-point and 2.5-point gap between a second place in the respective events.
Males competing in women's division is the ultimate chauvinistic fuck you. The 43-year-old Sasha Jane Lowerson, who was crowned the men’s champion three years ago, just won both the Open Women’s and Open Logger divisions in Australia, by obliterating the "competition". pic.twitter.com/KhzuHfGmQl— Mona ⬆️ (@Dana27009326) May 19, 2022
Lowerson would have won in the men's division with the score "she" recorded.
Surfing news 2022: Transgender surfer Sasha Jane Lowerson (MALE) claims historic victory in WA Longboard championships— 𝐒𝐏𝐈𝐑𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐆 (@__spiraling__) May 19, 2022
And with his score he’d also win mens division.
What an absolute DISGRACE.
Katherine Deves is right. https://t.co/BTZl6bMUwG
“To be the first transgender woman competing in surfing hasn’t been an easy ride emotionally."
"But the amount of support I’ve been shown has been phenomenal."
"I’m so grateful to be involved, welcomed and embraced within the longboard community in Australia.”
Western Australian longboarder Sasha Jane Lowerson, the first openly transgender woman to compete in surfing, has claimed a historic victory in the West Coast Suspensions Longboard and Logger State Championships on the weekend.— Pride in Law (@prideinlaw) May 19, 2022
Congratulations Sasha!#sport #transgender #trans pic.twitter.com/2YdvcSSvXZ
When Lowerson was a man called Ryan Egan as short a time ago as 2019, he was winning male surfing competitions.
Surf site Beach Grit notes that Egan/Lowerson is now “absolutely demolishing the women’s division.”
Lowerson’s success is similar to that of transgender UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas, another biological male who has dominated championship races in the women’s division.
There has been backlash among some swim coaches and officials over Thomas being allowed to compete in the women’s division, with one prominent USA official urging that “Everything fair about swimming is being destroyed.”
The World Swimming Coaches Association (WSCA) has recommended that FINA, a governing body for aquatic sports, create a transgender division to account for men’s biological advantages over women.