This story is hilarious.
A male powerlifter by the name of Avi Silverberg entered a women’s event last weekend and destroyed the women’s powerlifting record, which was previously held by a trans powerlifter named Anne Andres.
Silverberg beat the record by nearly 100 pounds. And he clearly did it to prove a point.
Here’s more via New York Post:
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 — the head coach for Team Canada Powerlifting for more than 10 years — entered Saturday’s Heroes Classic tournament in Lethbridge, Alberta, after identifying as a female.
Video shared by athlete activist group the Independent Council on Women’s Sports (ICONS) shows him walking up to the platform still fully bearded and wearing a regular men’s singlet.
He then casually bench-pressed 370 pounds — beating the current Alberta women’s record by nearly 100 pounds.
The current record — 275 pounds — is held by trans athlete Anne Andres, who was seen watching Silverberg while volunteering at the event.
The trans lifter won 8 of 9 competitions entered in the women’s category over the last 4 years, ICONS said.
Silverberg used Canada’s very lax pro-transgender rules to identify as a women in order to enter the event. And he clearly did it to mock the fact that Canada let’s men compete against women in powerlifting.
By destroying the record held by the biological male Anne Andres, Silverberg proved that Andres is a subpar powerlifter who can’t compete against other men, exposing why Andres really competes against women.
Silverberg’s performance also underscores just how obviously unfair it is for biological males to be allowed to compete against women in Canada. Or really anywhere else.
Here’s a photo of Silverberg and a video of his powerlifting this weekend:
🏋️♂️ Team Canada powerlifting coach, Avi Silverberg just broke the Alberta WOMEN's bench press record in the 84+ kg category at the "Heroes Classic."
Former record holder, trans-identifying male, Anne Andres had a front row view as Silverberg mocked the discriminatory CPU policy… pic.twitter.com/ajhUJPB4gc
— ICONS Women (@icons_women) March 27, 2023