The transgender skateboarder who generated outrage by winning a recent competition by defeating a 13-year-old girl has defended skateboarding against kids.
Ricci Tres has been taking hormones for two years, but he hasn't had reassignment surgery.
Even as a young child, Tres said she was always fascinated in skateboarding, but she didn't think about it as a career until it was added as an Olympic sport in 2020, right as she was beginning her transition.
She continued, saying she thought her situation was distinct from that of transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, who destroyed female competition in the water after starting hormone therapy.
Who Is Ricci Tres? Trans Skateboarder Wikipedia
Richard Batres, also referred to as Ricci Tres or Ricci and Tres, was born in Guatemala as Ricci Tres. According to the DailyMail, the 29-year-old divorced Navy father of three who identifies as a woman was disqualified from the women's Olympic Qualifiers last year as their testosterone levels were too high.
On Saturday, June 25, Tres won a women's skateboarding competition in New York by defeating 13-year-old Shiloh Catori. She also won the women's division of The Boardr Open and took home a $500 cash award.
Out of six participants, Tres won. Four of the competitors were under the age of 17, with Juri Iikura, 10, being the youngest.
Shiloh, who triumphed in the competition last year, stated that she is "not at all angry" with the outcome and that Ricci ought to be permitted to participate.
Ricci Tres Age- How Old Is She?
Ricci Tres is reoprted to be 29 years old. She was born in the year 1992. However, her exact date of birth has not been revelaed.
Tres submitted a virtual run on Instagram in a bid to compete in the Women's Street USA Skateboarding National Championships and earn a spot in the Olympics last year, but the International Olympic Committee rejected her entry, according to the news source.
Shiloh came in second place to Tres this year. Many believe it is unfair and "over the pale" for Tres, who spent 27 years as a man before coming out as transgender, to be permitted to compete against the young girls.
However, she doesn't see a problem with it, telling DailyMail.com that age and gender "don't count" and that the activity is not as physically taxing as others like swimming or jogging.
Ricci Tres Children & Partner
Ricci Tress present partner has not been disclosed to the media. However, she was previously married. In addition, she aslo has three kids whose identity has not been revealed yet.
After years of covert crossdressing as a child, Tres said that two years ago she had "realized" that she is female.
She claimed that she had grown fascinated as she had seen her mother dress in "pretty outfits," but it wasn't until she was an adult and had left the military that she realized she wanted to identify as a woman.
Tres thinks that skateboarding is a skill-based sport, not dependent on a person's gender, strength, weight, or height, and that she doesn't look like a muscular man anyhow.