NCAA Women’s Championships: Transgender Man Iszac Henig Qualifies for 100 Freestyle Final

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NCAA Women’s Championships: Transgender Man Iszac Henig Qualifies for 100 Freestyle Final

In an eventful 100 freestyle prelims at the NCAA Women’s Championships, the eighth and final qualifier for the championship final was Yale’s Iszac Henig, who posted a time of 47.55. Henig is a transgender male, but he remains eligible to compete on the Yale women’s team with relatively little controversy because he has not undergone any procedures that would enhance testosterone.

Henig identifies as male, but that choice does not affect his participation in women’s competition. If he were to begin any hormone therapy as part of his transition, he would no longer be able to compete in women’s events, although he would be allowed in men’s competition.

The 100 free is Henig’s second scoring swim of the week after he placed 16th in the 50 free, and he also took 42nd in the 100 fly Friday. Earlier this season, Henig won the Ivy League title in the 50 free while also finishing second to Lia Thomas in the 100 free and taking third in the 100 fly.

Henig is one of two transgender athletes to qualify for the 100 free final, joining fellow Ivy Leaguer Thomas, whose presence as a transgender female at the NCAA Championships has been controversial. Thomas won the 500 free national title earlier in the week and finished tied for fifth in the 200 free.

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Swimmer
4 months ago

Brazenly @ing all of your terf friends… nice. This is a battle that trans athletes wont win thanks to outlets such as yourselves.

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Catherine
4 months ago

Insanity!!!!!!!! Who’s going to defend women’s sport?

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Abe Greatorex
4 months ago

So trans women are women but trans men are………oh, yeah. Women

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Steve Poteat
4 months ago
Reply to  Abe Greatorex

If the supreme court dont know the difference how are we supposed to tell??

Last edited 4 months ago by Steve Poteat
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Silvia
4 months ago

I am sorry but here the author mixes sex and gender. Henig is not a male, he is female although he identifies as a man, but sex doesn’t change however you identify. Thomas is a male despite identifying as woman

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dennis
4 months ago

Transwomen who compete in women’s sports are nothing but cheaters and cowards. Cowards because they are afraid to compete with men. It amazes me that those who make the rules cater to these freaks, aka transwomen.

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Steve
4 months ago
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Its a “win at all cost” mentality and sure its cheating but its sanctioned by the authorities….expect more of this cuz they want the wins and attention.

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Ouyxrd
4 months ago

As a one-time collegiate swimmer, I’ve followed the Ian Thomas story, but this is the first I’ve heard of THIS boondoggle. A girl who thinks she is a boy STILL competing with the girls because of … NOT starting a HORMONE protocol? She should have been banished to swim with the boys the instant she decided to adopt such nonsense! NCAA can FIX this real quick: TRANSGENDER category of athletes. PUT ALL such inclined people in the category and let them compete in the ‘gender’ they think they are AND if they want to compete in the gender they are supposed to be, allow that, too! I wager that they will mostly group the way they are “supposed” to be…regardless of hormonal/physical mutilations to which they subject themselves. Just observing.

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JesusChristIsOurSavior
4 months ago

This transgender coward entered the women’s swimming competition because “it” put itself in 38th place, when competing with his same gender, men.

By the way, this is a taboo. And homosexuality, and making up a different gender is wrong. LGBTQIACP+ is just a hell-bound and worldwide organization who makes up and encourages fake sexes and genders for people to rot in hell.

God tells us in Romans 1:27 that it is wicked for the same gender to know one another, in the sex relationship of a regard. He tells us that this is an error, a sin. He also tells us in 1Thessalonians 4:3 He tells us that we should avoid homosexuality. In 1Corinthians 5:1-5 tells us that it is not tolerable. Revelation 21:8 says that the sexual immoral will be in the second death, which is still in hell. Leviticus 20:10-31 shows punishments for the sexual immoral. You shall be put to death and in hell if you are sexually immoral. If you are a Christian and support LGBTQIAP+ you are not truly Christian. Luke 13:3 says that if you do not repent, you will likewise die, in hellboundness in that sense.

To repent is to turn away from your sin, like try to forget about it and trust God. Although you may do that same sinful action again, you should pray and let Him forgive you, if you are sincere and honest about the request to repent of that sin.

Whoever reads this, I hope you get something out of what I listed.

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JesusChristIsOurSavior
4 months ago

This is for Lia Thomas btw and others I guess.

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JesusChristIsOurSavior
4 months ago

Whoever reads this, please do not take offense. This is just my view, so please do not take offense. God bless 🙂

Last edited 4 months ago by JesusChristIsOurSavior