Competitive skateboarder Taylor Silverman said in a new interview that the 29-year-old transgender competitor who won a recent tournament against girls as young as 10 should not be allowed in the women’s division. Ricci Tres, a transgender woman, captured The Boardr Open after vanquishing second-place finisher Shiloh Catori, 13, of Florida, last weekend.
“I’m not going to go and be easy on them because they’re kids,” the Navy veteran said.
She also downplayed the possibility that she enjoyed any inherent advantages.
Silverman noted that an increasing number of transgender competitors have been entering — and winning — skateboarding events.
“This happened to me on three separate occasions, two of which I placed second,” she said. “There are several skaters doing this in skateboarding.”