Male powerlifter breaks women’s record held by a biological male in protest of transgender policies

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male Weightlifting coach As Avi Silverberg has witnessed a great rivalry of biological males against women. He decided to protest the new transgender policies ruining his sport and did so by “self-identifying” as a woman and breaking a record during a final meet.

The women’s bench champion in the 84 kilogram class is Ann Andress, who is a biological male. Andrés has won eight of the nine competitions he has entered as a woman, and has even been recognized as a female at the Open weightlifting ranking site.

FILE - Details as Ahmed Razim Azar of Georgia competes in the men's up to 80kg weight class at the Para Powerlifting World Cup on March 7, 2021 in Bogota, Colombia.

FILE – Details as Ahmed Razim Azar of Georgia competes in the men’s up to 80kg weight class at the Para Powerlifting World Cup on March 7, 2021 in Bogota, Colombia. (Guillermo Legaria/Getty Images)

Well, Andres was sitting front row at the Heroes Classic Powerlifting Meet and got to watch Silverberg break his own bench press record.

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Silverberg may have broken Andres’ record, but he didn’t break any rules in the process, which is the most interesting part of the situation.

According to Reduxx, the meeting was held under penalty Canadian Powerlifting Union (CPU) that announced its gender identification policy earlier this year. The new policy allows any man to participate in women’s competitions on the basis of gender alone.

A stack of weights in the warmup room at the 2022 World Games men's middleweight powerlifting event on July 9, 2022 at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) concert hall in Birmingham, Alabama.

A stack of weights in the warmup room at the 2022 World Games men’s middleweight powerlifting event on July 9, 2022 at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) concert hall in Birmingham, Alabama. (Kevin Langley/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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The Trans Inclusion policy was officially released in February, and it basically said that if a man says he’s a woman, then anything goes.

“Based on this background and available evidence, the Expert Working Group felt that transgender athletes should be able to participate of the gender they identify with, regardless of whether or not they have undergone hormone therapy,” the document says.

The policy was based on guidance provided by the Canadian Center for Sports Ethics.

FILE - Japan's Nakatsugi Katsuhito places weights on the bar during a warm-up in the training area ahead of the men's 107 kg weight class during day four of the Para Powerlifting World Cup at Wythenshaw Forum on March 28, 2021 in Manchester, England.

FILE – Japan’s Nakatsugi Katsuhito places weights on the bar during a warm-up in the training area ahead of the men’s 107 kg weight class during day four of the Para Powerlifting World Cup at Wythenshaw Forum on March 28, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Alex Buntling/Getty Images)

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An organization with the word “ethics” in its name that says men can compete as women if they want to is Esenin.

Despite how egregious the whole situation was, Silverberg capitalized on this policy and sent a very clear message to the sports world that biological men have an advantage when competing in women’s sports.

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