A male coach claimed to be a woman in a powerlifting competition and smashed the female bench press record in protest of gender self-identification policies in sport.
- Video shows a bearded Avi Silverberg calmly approach the bench in men’s clothing and unofficially break the women’s record
- Silverberg was protesting rules by the Canadian Powerlifting Union which allow anybody who identifies as a woman to compete in the female category
- Silverberg was at the Heroes Classic Powerlifting Meet in Lethbridge in Alberta
Silverberg smashed the record set by transgender powerlifter Anne Andres, who has previously mocked women for being ‘so bad’ at bench pressing.