Kansas Prog Blog Swamps Riley Gains

At the outset of Spring/Summer and campaign season . . . Outspoken athletes seem to be the most popular target for political pundits.

Here's the award winning Kansas prog blog going all in against an outspoken lady swimmer after her criticism of a trans athlete . . .

"But it’s A-OK with Republicans that Riley Gaines isn’t the best in her sport — far from it. That’s because she’s turned her failure into a winning right-wing crusade against LGBTQ+ rights because the woman with whom she tied for fifth, University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, is transgender. (Again, even if Thomas were disqualified, Gaines would have only come in fourth, which doesn’t even get you on the podium)."

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Lessons from Riley Gaines on participation trophies and main character syndrome * Kansas Reflector

It's unusual, to say the least, for Riley Gaines - a former college swimmer who tied for fifth place in the 200 freestyle final at the 2022 NCAA Women's Championships - to become one of the best-known female athletes in the country.