Thomas’s competitors cried with their coaches and parents after swimming against Thomas “because of the emotional and psychological turmoil that it is taking on these women.”
” … It is more than just the sport,” Shanteau told host Laura Ingraham. “It is more than losing the titles, which they are certainly losing. It is also the psychological disruption that is happening to them and the lack of support that the universities and our NCAA [是] providing them. And it is abhorrent to be a part of.”
Shanteau added that her opinion “is not about hate,” 但 “about protecting women in all aspects, now and in the future.”
She earned the All-American title because she “was given a fair and equal opportunity” in swimming, unlike Thomas’s competitors, 她说.