Lia Thomas Biography

(Swimmer)

Lia Thomas is an American trans swimmer renowned for her 2021 and 2022 athletic achievements in swimming.

More about the relationship

Lia Thomas is a transgender woman who currently is in the phase of discovering her career heights. She is not dating anyone presently let’s see when will she get the partner of her dream.

Relationship Facts of Lia Thomas

  • Lia Thomas is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is not straight and is lesbian.

Who is Lia Thomas?

Lia Thomas is an American trans swimmer renowned for her 2021 and 2022 athletic achievements in swimming.

Lia was the face of the debate on transgender women in sports according to CNN and Sports illustrated her as the most controversial athlete in America.

After having a realization of being transgender in 2018, she did not panic but embarked on her skills and led an inspiration worldwide.

Lia Thomas- Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

The transgender swimmer Lia was born around 1998/1999 with the birth name Lia Catherine Thomas. She was raised by her parents in Austin, Texas with her older brother but their identity remains anonymous.

Lia along with her brother is a student at the University of Pennsylvania. Similarly, she has also applied for law school and been a student of Westlake High School.

Talking about her early career, Lia began swimming at the age of five. She stood sixth in the state high school swimming championships.

Lia Thomas- Professional Life, Careers

Lia’s college swimming career turned to new heights after appearing in the 2017–2018 season at the University of Pennsylvania. She was recruited as a distance swimmer in the 200 free, 500 free, 1000 free, and 1650 free with notable times from the male category.

Likewise, she had hormone replacement therapy in May 2019 and came out as transgender to her team in the fall of 2019. In the 2019-2020 academic year, she continued as a junior while undergoing hormone therapy.

As per Sports, she has now planned for swimming in the 2024 Summer Olympics trials. Before that, her first swimming on the women’s team took place in 2021 after taking a year off school after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lia became the first openly transgender athlete to win an NCAA Division I national championship in March 2022. She set a record for 500-yard freestyle in a time of 4:33.24 behind which silver medalist Emma Weyant ranked second with a time of 1.75 seconds.

Thomas’s final college swimming event was the NCAA championship in March 2022.

Lia Thomas- Net worth, Salary

As per 2022’s data, Lia Thomas has accompassed riches in millions (estimated $500k) from her swimming career. However, her exact salary is under review.

Lia Thomas- Rumors, Controversy

The fact that she was transgender and played for both male and female categories brought her to controversy.

Vicky Hartzler, a Republican Senate candidate in Missouri in Feb 2022 featured her in a campaign advertisement. She then pointed out that Women’s sports are for women but not men pretending to be women.

The recent tweet of American Principles believes Our daughter’s sports are not a plan B for failed male athletes. The frustrated personalities also are using hashtags #SaveWomensSports.

Body Features- Height, Weight

Lia Thomas stands 6 feet and 1 inch tall with black hair, brown eyes, and a fair skin complexion. She weighs around 85 kg. Meanwhile, the detail regarding her weight, chest-waist-hip size, bicep, dress, and shoe size are under update.

Social Media

Lia Thomas is not available on social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, and Youtube. The fans are parting ways between praising him and a few are criticizing him for playing in the female category.

It’s trending news after a user posted the present scenario and compared it with Caster Semenya, a Supreme female Athlete banned because she doesn’t want to take testosterone medication.

 

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