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Old 09-13-2019, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Sexualized 15-year-old girls is a common thing in anime and manga.
Okay... This isn't manga or anime.
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:25 PM
 
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The story linked is also saying this specific female judge has been targeting this gal and her sister; they feel because the girls are mixed.
Weird. "Mixed" doesn't even come to mind when I look at that girl's picture. Maybe because I live in California and not Alaska, but she looks, well, like just about everybody else.
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:04 PM
 
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You should see the photos of Katelyn Ohashi from the recent Aurora Games. Her leotard looked to be at least 2 sizes too small.

Here's a perfect example:

https://images.app.goo.gl/H21a6HcUtM9gbv7g6

The traditional boyleg leotards look a lot better than the high cut ones. You didn't see Korbut, Comaneci, or Tourischeva pulling wedgies out of their rear ends back in the 1970's.

As for the swimmers, I don't know why they couldn't wear the newer unitard-style suits. That would solve the entire problem.
Yeah, just a tiny bit too small. That suit would never fly in the USGF or any officially sanctioned international competition.

This is from the USGF rulebook on dress code for female gymnasts--the caps are in the original:

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Present herself in the proper attire (No bare midriffs, backless leotards, leotards with “spaghetti” straps, T-shirts or Boxer shorts). NO underwear (including sport bras) should be exposed. The leg opening on competitive leotards must NOT be cut or rolled above the gymnast's hipbone.

A deduction for inappropriate attire will be applied for any infraction.
https://usagym.org/PDFs/Women/Rules/...t1-sect3-4.pdf

I would assume there are similar rules for swimmers.
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:16 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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Yeah, just a tiny bit too small. That suit would never fly in the USGF or any officially sanctioned international competition.

This is from the USGF rulebook on dress code for female gymnasts--the caps are in the original:

https://usagym.org/PDFs/Women/Rules/...t1-sect3-4.pdf

I would assume there are similar rules for swimmers.
But ... why? A gymnast performs in full view of judges & stadiums & a gymnast who is more provocative than the others WOULD be a distraction for judges. All you can see of the swimmers is the churning water, maybe a forearm & a cap. I don't understand. The race is called by the hand on the deck & the time-clock; not how they look while competing
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Amazing. This story was also carried on CNN, but this article offers more details.

After an appeal, her victory and the team's points were reinstated.

Hopefully, they will succeed in getting the judge credentials stripped from this judge.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...ile-story.html
That referee needs to be fired. I think he is taking a little too much interest in students bodies.
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:40 PM
 
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But ... why? A gymnast performs in full view of judges & stadiums & a gymnast who is more provocative than the others WOULD be a distraction for judges. All you can see of the swimmers is the churning water, maybe a forearm & a cap. I don't understand. The race is called by the hand on the deck & the time-clock; not how they look while competing
I'm not saying they have the same dress code, just that they probably have "a" dress code.

...Okay, I found it. LOL, it is a little vague:

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Swimsuits worn for competition must be non-transparent and conform to the current
concept of the appropriate.
https://www.usaswimming.org/docs/def...9-rulebook.pdf

That leaves a lot of room for interpretation!
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:40 PM
 
Location: NJ
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That referee needs to be fired. I think he is taking a little too much interest in students bodies.
The ref is a she

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Weird. "Mixed" doesn't even come to mind when I look at that girl's picture. Maybe because I live in California and not Alaska, but she looks, well, like just about everybody else.
Me too, she doesn't look mixed to me

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“If lots of girls are wearing them, and they’re cut in a way that is ‘immodest,’ why has only one swimmer been disqualified?” she continued. “This young lady and her sisters are being targeted not for the way they wear their suits but for the way those suits fit their curvier, fuller figured bodies.”

In a follow-up interview with the Washington Post she speculated that race could also be a factor.

“All of these girls wearing suits the same way and the only girl who gets disqualified is a mixed-race girl with rounder, curvier features,” Langford said.
Alaska’s Swimsuit Scandal Unfairly Polices Young Girls’ Bodies
A high school swimmer was disqualified because officials were offended by how her swimming suit fit her fuller-figured body. By Lifelong swimmer Lauren Langford, director of YMCA Aquatics and coach for West High School

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It gets much worse for the young high school senior whose victory was stolen from her last week. This same girl was the subject of one rogue team parent’s photography project last season, in which they took graphic photos of her backside in her swimsuit — without her knowledge or consent — and circulated the images via email as evidence that her attire is immoral. She is a minor — that parent should be arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography.

And she’s not alone — the young swimmer’s sisters are being harassed for how the swimsuits fit their bodies, too. The issue has unraveled so much that parents have been overheard saying that for the sake of their sons, the mother of these young ladies should cover up her daughters.

It is only these girls with their darker skin and unique bodies who have been singled out.
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:46 PM
 
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If this was going on as long ago as last year, then I'm truly surprised that steps were not taken to make sure her swimsuit fit better. Taking photos of the girl's backside is shocking and just wrong, but being defiant about it and saying there's nothing that can be done to get her a suit that covers her rear end doesn't seem the right tack, either.

If she has "darker" skin, though, then everyone else on the team must be blindingly white. I'm having a hard time with the idea that she was singled out for her skin. I doubt a dark-skinned girl whose suit fit properly would have had the same experience.

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Old 09-13-2019, 04:15 PM
 
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Apparently it's much easier to do what you want, and then pull out the Race Card when someone objects.

It's simple. If ya got a bigger, curvier body, wear a bigger, curvier swimsuit. It's shameful the young girl doesn't understand basic commonsense. My guess is she's an attention seeker.
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Old 09-13-2019, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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The ref is a she
Thanks for the correction. That referee needs to be fired. She is taking a little too much interest in students bodies.
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