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.
Well, Andres was sitting front row at the Heroes Classic Powerlifting Meet and got to watch Silverberg break his own bench press record.
Male weightlifter protests shifting politics by shattering a record
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.
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.
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.