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SportsSwimsuit controversy: Teen disqualified for showing too much skin

08:25  11 september  2019
08:25  11 september  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

A victory by a swimmer disqualified for a ‘wedgie’ is reinstated by Alaska officials

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Alaska high school swimmer disqualified because swimsuit exposes too much . High schooler loses 100-meter freestyle victory after referee rules her swimsuit was "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

A local swimming coach believes race was a factor in the teen 's disqualification . After winning at a swim meet, a high school swimmer in Alaska was disqualified over a "wardrobe violation" for showing too much skin — even though she wore the same swimsuit as every other girl on the team, and had

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A high school swimmer in Alaska had her 100-meter freestyle victory overturned after a referee determined she committed a "uniform violation" when her swimsuit revealed too much of her backside.

According to the Anchorage Daily News, the swimmer from Dimond High School competed in four events at the meet on Friday, but was disqualified in only one. A meet official said the referee who disqualified the girl said she could see "butt cheek touching butt cheek."

The Anchorage School District is now reviewing the decision.

"The disqualification appears to stem from a difference of opinion in the interpretation of the rules governing high school swim uniforms,” the school district said in a statement issued on Monday.

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The disqualification quickly stirred controversy in the Anchorage community, with some pointing to the fact that the swimmer is nonwhite and “curvier” than most The girl has reportedly worn the same suit three other times this season and was not disqualified at any point. The teen at the center of the

A teen swimmer was disqualified after winning a race because her swimsuit revealed too much (File photo). The teenage girl clambered out of the pool, ready to accept victory. A champion swimmer for Anchorage's Dimond High School in the US state of Alaska, she had crushed her competition in the

Under the National Federation of High Schools rule, boys must cover their buttocks and girls must cover their buttocks and breasts. School district officials said the disqualified swimmer was wearing an "approved, school-issued suit" during the meet.

Meanwhile, another coach in the area lashed out at the decision in a blog post Monday, saying she believes the girl was treated unfairly.

"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," West High coach Lauren Langford wrote.

"If lots of girls are wearing them, and they’re cut in a way that is 'immodest,' why has only one swimmer been disqualified?"

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