A Dimond High School Anchorage, Alaska swimmer touched the wall before any of her opponents in the meter freestyle. She had won the IM to open her day, and would later compete in two more races. But as Annette Rohde, an official working the meet, prepared for the teen to receive the victory, she saw the swimmer had been disqualified.
A TOP young swimmer has been disqualified - after her swimsuit gave her a massive wedgie and showed off her bum. A poolside referee ruled that Breckynn Willis, 17, was revealing too much of her backside after she won the m freestyle in a school contest. Some other coaches even said the teen intentionally hiked up her swimsuit to make it more revealing.
Breckynn Willis, a year-old state champion swimmer for Dimond High School in Anchorage, emerged from the water after a dominating performance in the meter freestyle. However, as Rohde predicted, the disqualification became a hot topic in Anchorage and the Alaskan swim and dive community. Then, on Saturday, a woman who coached Willis when she was younger blogged about the incident in a Medium post, and it became national news.
A teenage swimmer was disqualified after winning a race because her bathing suit revealed too much "butt cheek". Breckynn Willis, 17, is one of Alaska's top female swimmers and has won multiple state titles for both freestyle and butterfly. She won the m freestyle, but as she climbed out of the pool, she was told she'd been disqualified.
A top female swimmer in Alaska was disqualified from a race she had already won when a referee ruled that her bathing suit was immodest and showed off too much backside, officials said Monday. Alaska follows national high school standards that call for male swimmers to have their buttocks covered and for girls to have both their buttocks and breasts covered. Willis wore to the meet a school-issued swimsuit that follows the requirements put forth by the high school sport's governing body, a district statement on Monday said.
By Lauren Fruen For Dailymail. A teenage girl wearing her high school issued bathing suit had her swimming victory taken away for 'exposing too much buttocks' in decision branded 'racist and sexist' by coaches. Breckynn Willis, 17, left, was told she had been disqualified from the race in Anchorage, Alaska, after crushing the competition in the m freestyle last Friday.
A female high school swimmer who won her match was disqualified over an apparent swimsuit wedgie. The incident that led to the disqualification of year-old Breckynn Willis, from Dimond High School in Anchorage, Alaska has since stirred up outrage and accusations of racism. Now, some are claiming the Willis and her sisters — all top high school swimmers in the city who are mixed race — were targeted because of their skin tone and body shape.
Breckynn Willis, a student at Dimond High School in Anchorage, Alaska, wore the approved, school-issued swimsuit to compete in a competition against Chugiak High School. The rest of the Dimond High School swim team were wearing the same swimsuit, but Willis was the only student disqualified. Alaska follows national high school standards that call for male swimmers to have their buttocks covered and for girls to have both their buttocks and breasts covered.
By Kenneth Garger. September 10, pm Updated September 11, pm. The young Dimond High School swimmer was faulted with breaking a National Federation of High Schools rule in her match against Chugiak that states boys must conceal their buttocks and girls must cover their buttocks and breasts, according to The Anchorage Daily News. She competed in four other races Friday.