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Piers Morgan slams Tom Daley after trans woman beats girl, 13, to win first place

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Piers Morgan has slammed Tom Daley for his comments about transgender athletes after a trans woman, 29, beat a 13-year-old girl in a skateboarding contest.Ricci Tres, who was born male but who now identifies as a woman, finished first ahead of previous winner Shiloh Catori in the women's field of the Boardr Open in New York over the weekend.Reacting to the news on Twitter, Morgan sarcastically wrote: "Tom Daley’s furious that this isn’t happening more…" Daley had addressed the recent decision by FINA - the governing body for international water sports - to ban transgender athletes at the British LGBT Awards on Friday (June 24).READ MORE: Transgender and non-binary footballers to choose between men's or women's in GermanyHe said: "I was furious.

You know, like most queer people, anyone that's told they can't compete or can't do something they love just because of who they are, it's not on."It's something I feel really strongly about.

Giving trans people the chance to share their side."Shiloh released a video on Monday defending Ricci after she faced backlash online. "I'm not upset at all, like at all.

If anything, I'm really worried about how Ricci must be feeling," the youngster said."I really admire her courage. I can't imagine how awful this must feel to see all this hate from all these people. "Skateboarding is a wonderful sport.

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