Ricci Tres, 29, won the women’s division of The Boardr Open good for a $500 prize. Tres bested a field of biological females, including runner-up 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.
Male wins women’s skateboarding finals and money at the Boardr Open NYC presented by DC today. pic.twitter.com/fgqmHMq2Ez
— Taylor Silverman (@tmsilverman) June 25, 2022
Last year, Tres became the first trans woman to attempt to quality for Olympic Women’s skateboarding, submitting a virtual run for the USA National Skateboarding Championships. But the biological testosterone reportedly tested too high to allow entry as a female under International Olympic Committee (IOC) standards.
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