‘Transgender powerlifter Mary Gregory recently celebrated the feat of smashing four women’s weightlifting records at the same event, but opponents cried foul since Gregory was born a man and only recently announced becoming a transgender woman.
Competing at the 100% Raw Weightlifting Federation competition last weekend, Gregory set a series of records for women’s weightlifting and won nine out of the nine events. Gregory set records in Masters world squat, open world bench press, masters world deadlift, and masters world total, Yahoo Sports reported.
A born-male #transgender weightlifter, who “identifies” as a woman, smashed four women’s world records in a single day, igniting a backlash from female Olympic champions.
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— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) May 1, 2019
Gregory celebrated the big win on an Instagram post on Monday and thanked the event’s authorities for having such a tolerant attitude.
“What a day, 9 for 9! Masters world squat record, open world bench record, masters world dl record, and masters world total record! Still processing, full meet recap to come a bit later but I do want to thank a few people,” Gregory wrote on Instagram.
“Thank you!” Gregory added. “As a transgender lifter I was unsure what to expect going into this meet and everyone — all the spotters, loaders, referees, staff, meet director, all made me welcome and treated me as just another female lifter.”’