Where Your Speech Is Free And Your Comment Is King - Post A Link

THE NEWS COMMENTER

VOTE  (0)  (0)

Swimsuit controversy: Alaskan swimmer who was disqualified for 'curvier' figure gets win reinstated


Added 09-11-19 11:11:02pm EST - “The high school swimmer who was disqualified over a controversial "uniform violation"? has had her victory reinstated.” - News.yahoo.com

CLICK TO SHARE

Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Swimsuit controversy: Alaskan swimmer who was disqualified for 'curvier' figure gets win reinstated”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The high school swimmer who was disqualified over a controversial "uniform violation" has had her victory reinstated, following accusations that she had been discriminated against.

Breckynn Willis, a state champion swimmer for Dimond High School in Anchorage, Alaska, was disqualified during an event last Friday after an official determined that her swimsuit was too revealing.

Willis's story immediately sparked outrage in the community, including from Lauren Langford, a local swim coach who called the incident an "inexcusable" case of sexism, racism and body shaming.

"All of these girls are all wearing suits that are cut the same way," Langford said in a now-viral blog post written after the meet. "And the only girl who gets disqualified is a mixed-race girl with rounder, curvier features."

But now Willis is getting her victory back. In a decision announced by the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) on Tuesday, officials determined that the 17-year-old would have the points from her win reinstated. 

Read more...

Post a comment.

CLICK TO SHARE

BACK TO THE HOME-PAGE