A American teenager was disqualified during a competition schoolboy because a referee thought he was revealing too much behind his back although he used the standard swimsuit distributed to his swimming team, although the title was finally reinstated.
Breckynn Willis, 17, won one of four races in Anchorage, Alaska, but organizers canceled his victory by citing a "violation linked to his uniform."
According to an arbitrator, the decision was justified because the young woman's mesh was not enough to cover her and she could see "one buttock touching the other".
The coach of another team of high school girls, Lauren Langford, publicly challenged the decision, accusing the referee of attacking the girl, mixed race, due to her ethnicity and morphology.
These young swimmers are not sanctioned because they use their tights in a scandalous or provocative way, but for their broad hips, their developed chest and their dark complexion that distinguishes them from their slender and slender teammates and mostly pale, "Langford wrote.
The schoolgirl wore exactly the same mesh as her teammates, while she was the only one who had been sanctioned for her "uniform," he justified.
In the face of controversy, the school authorities of the Anchorage district reversed on Tuesday the decision to disqualify the swimmer, considering that the sanction was "heavy and useless".