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.
, 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 .
“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.
Under the National Federation of High Schools rule,