According to feminist website Reduxx, a transgender woman, biologically male, defeated a 13-year-old girl in a women’s skateboarding contest Saturday,
Ricci Tres, 29, won the women’s division of The Boardr Open in NYC, defeating a number of women including Shiloh Catori and four other children, including 10-year-old Juri Iikura.
“Male wins women’s skateboarding finals and money at the Boardr Open NYC presented by DC today,” tweeted Taylor Silverman, a professional skateboarder who has been critical of biological males competing in the sport.
Tres is the first trans woman to attempt to quality for Olympic Women’s skateboarding, where she was refused as her biological testosterone reportedly tested too high to allow entry as a female under International Olympic Committee (IOC) standards.
“I will never think that a 29 year old male competing in the female competition and taking first place away from a 13 year old girl is “stunning & brave”, and I judge those who think it is,” tweeted Sall Grover.
Silverman recently posted a statement to her Instagram calling out another professional skateboarding event, held in May, for allowing a biological male to compete against women. She finished second to the biological male in that Red Bull-sponsored event, missing out on as much as $5,000 in prize money.
“‘I deserved to place first, be acknowledged for my win, and get paid,’” Silverman wrote, adding the text of an email she sent to Red Bull’s Senior Sports Marketing Manager, Erich Dummer.