Only a Democrat Could Think This Was a Top Issue Concerning the Israel-Hamas...
Remember Biden's Failed $230M Humanitarian Pier in Gaza? Well...
One Blow Against Censorship - a University 'Misinformation’ Outfit Is Disbanded After Inve...
Actually, Senator
Former Obama Fundraiser Ditches Dems to Back Trump
Illegal Alien Crossings Increase Despite Biden's Executive Order
Kamala Harris Sure Looks to Be Obsessed With Pride Month
Lawmakers in This State Passed Legislation Defying on Parental Rights
Axios Headline Highlights Troubling News for Biden Campaign
A Semi Driver Accused of Causing Fatal Crash Is an Illegal Immigrant
Biden Lays Down Illegal Alien Relief Just After His Border Crackdown Order
Democrats and Their Allies Sure Are Increasing Their Attacks on SCOTUS
Surreal Gaslighting: Team Biden and 'News' Media Collude on Insulting 'Cheap Fakes' Lie
John McGuire Is Claiming Victory, but Bob Good Isn't Giving Up in Too...
A Florida Public School Employee Allowed Her Son to Play Girls’ Sports. Here’s...
Tipsheet

Bad News Might Be Coming for That Controversial 'Trans' Powerlifter

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

A biological male powerlifter who identifies as a woman may be banned from competing against females going forward under a new policy change. This comes shortly after the athlete came in first place in a competition against women.

Advertisement

According to Daily Mail, the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) issued the Canadian Powerlifting Union (CPU) with an ultimatum this week that states that competitors must prove their “gender identity” with a government-issued ID and disclose their testosterone levels. 

As Townhall covered, Anne Andres, 40, who is “transgender,” won a women’s competition in Canada. Andres’ total weight lifted in squat, bench, and deadlift resulted in a final score of 597.5 kilograms, over 200 kilograms more than the runner-up, SuJan Gill, who finished at 387.5 kilograms.

In a video shared by Riley Gaines, the former NCAA swimmer who competed against Will “Lia” Thomas, Andres can be seen saying that women’s bench in competitions is “so bad.” 

“Why is women’s bench so bad? I mean, not compared to me. We all know that I’m a tranny freak so that doesn’t count,” he said. “I mean, standard bench in powerlifting competition for women. I literally don’t understand why it’s so bad.”

Advertisement

“Women’s bench might be bad to you, because you are a male who has gone through male puberty with a male amount of testosterone,” Gaines said in a reaction video. “Andres’ record is a mediocre lift by a mediocre male powerlifter because the Canadian powerlifting union is discriminating against female athletes.”

Several governing bodies, including FINA, which governs swimming, have come forward with policies in recent years to maintain fairness and integrity in women's sports. 

"It's bodies that are playing sports, not identities. I don't care about everything else but when it comes down to sports, it's about bodies and biology and science, and strength, especially with powerlifting,' female powerlifter April Hutchinson told Daily Mail.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement