A teen boy runs, and wins, against teen girls in a high school level competition. The winning part is not surprising. Men have some biological reasons for being physically superior to women. Testosterone increases their muscle mass, lung capacity, and upper body strength. Then there are all the subtle ways that make a boy/man faster and stronger: smaller Q-angles, denser bones, more efficient oxygenation.
Here is the practical effect of a boy participating in girls’ sports from the Alaska Dispatch News:
Wangyot posted the third-fastest time in the 200 preliminaries and the fifth-fastest time in the 100 preliminaries. The top eight runners advanced to Saturday’s finals.
Anchorage Christian senior Tanner Ealum is the defending champion in the 100 and 200, and she registered dominating preliminary times in both events. Ealum, who will run seven races in two days this weekend, said she wanted to wait until after her final event Saturday before commenting on the participation of a transgender athlete.
Put this boy with other boys and he wouldn’t be competitive. He would lose — not just in state-level competitions, but in local meets. He’s slow for a boy. He runs with unfair physiological advantages against girls. The playing field is grossly unequal.
Seeing this phenomenon grow makes one wonder why have sex-specific sports designations.