Ricci Tres, 29, an adult biological male who identifies as a woman, beat a 13-year-old girl for first place in a women’s skateboarding contest held in New York on Saturday, June 25, according to Reduxx. The Boardr Open is a street skateboarding contest that is open to all participants at all skill levels, but divided into female and male divisions.
Tres, of Los Angeles, won the women’s division of the Boardr Open and 13-year-old Shiloh Catori of Tampa, Fla. took second. Of the six competitors, four were under the age of 17, including one 10-year-old girl.
“This comes just weeks after Silverman, a professional skateboarder, posted a statement to her Instagram in which she called out the Redbull Cornerstone skate event she took part in for allowing a biological male athlete to compete against women, and take the top spot, wrote Reddux.
“In her statement, Silverman wrote that she placed second in two previous competitions in which biological males were allowed to compete against female skateboarders, and noted that at the last Redbull-sponsored skate event, the female athletes lost out on financial awards because a transgender competitor took first place,” the website wrote.
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