Male Powerlifter Identifies As Woman, Smashes Record At Women’s Event

This man was making a point about women's sports!

  • A bearded pro powerlifter entered a women’s competition in Canada — and smashed a record held by a trans lifter who was watching on.
  • Avi Silverberg entered Saturday’s Heroes Classic tournament in Lethbridge, Alberta, after identifying as a female. He then casually bench-pressed 370 pounds — beating the current Alberta women’s record by nearly 100 pounds as recorded by the Independent Council on Women’s Sports (ICONS)
  • The current record — 275 pounds — is held by trans athlete Anne Andres, who was seen watching Silverberg while volunteering at the event.
  • ICONS said Silverberg “mocked the discriminatory [Canadian Powerlifting Union] policy” that allows competitors to register for events under their “gender identity and expression, rather than their sex or gender,” vowing “no consequences” for doing so.
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