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What a fucking disappointment they all are, these male asshole swimming "champions".

My take: Thorpe is trying to make up for the fact that he did not come out of the closet until it was totally safe to do so---so late that he did not get a welcome reception from gay activists, who were fed up with him by that time. Now he's trying to be progressive, but he's messing up again.

The tweet from Mara Yamauchi quoted in the article took me down the rabbit hole about this so called “Stephanie” Barrett, who, after a few weeks of training with a bow, started getting medals at various lower level competitions, and then a silver medal at some Pan American Championship. HE did qualify for the Olympics but did not get a medal there.

His transgender status was kept a secret and only came to light after his twitter history was dug up.