Head coach for Team Canada Powerlifting Avi Silverberg identified as a female powerlifter and entered Canada’s Heroes Classic tournament.
Silverberg beat the record held by trans athlete Anne Andres by over 100 pounds.
The Canadian Powerlifting Union (CPU) transgender athlete policy only requires the disclosure of “gender identity and expression, rather than their sex or gender” to register.
The New York Post reported, “Either way, according to ICONS, ‘what Avi so obviously points out is that policies allowing men access to women’s sports completely remove any integrity in women’s competitions.'”
Reporting from PJ Media:
Bodybuilding influencer Greg Doucette notes how idiotic the entire debate is. “I think this proves a point. If a guy can just show up and then set the … record, doesn’t that prove that it’s not fair? So how long before the powers-that-be suddenly wake up, smell the coffee, and understand that if you’re born a female you’re not gonna be as powerful, as strong … as if you were born a male.”