Transgender Weightlifter Breaks Four World Records — Female Olympians Cry Foul

Written by K. Walker on May 1, 2019

Is this the final nail in the coffin of women’s athletics?

Back in February, ClashDaily reported that British rapper, Zuby identified as a woman during his workout and claimed that he had smashed a bunch of women’s records — but that was just to make a point about how ridiculous it is to have biological men competing against biological women.

Zuby now looks like Nostradamus.

A transgender athlete has actually claimed to have broken four world records in a competition in the United States.

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Mary Gregory, a biological male, just set four new world records at the 100% Raw Weightlifting Federation Competition.

Mary Gregory claimed on Instagram she won ‘nine out of nine’ events, which included setting a new Masters world squat record, open world bench record, Masters world deadlift record and Masters world total record.

Source: Yahoo Sports

Gregory wrote a thank you to Raw Powerlifting Federation for “treating me as just another female lifter.”

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!💜

From our initial consultation I told @savvysavit that I wanted to cut to the 82.5kg class, go 9 for 9, and set some records- we did it!!! I don’t think she was happy with me cutting but she was there offering her support. When I needed a pick me up or advice she was there! Thank you coach!💜

A huge thank you to @raw_powerlifting_federation_ , from the bottom of my heart! 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- thank you! And thanks to all the fans in the audience who cheered me on and congratulated me!💜

Thank @rrrrachele for making the trip out to support me today, video my lifts, and cheer me on!💜

And thank you to all the peeps on Instagram who reached out to offer your support!💜

Now for 🍷 and 🍕!!!

#transgenderwoman#sharetheplatform#transrightsarehumanrights#lgbtq#bemoreawesome#upliftandliftheavy#morefemalestrength#richmondbalance#liftlunchlearnrva#squat#bench#deadlift

Here is Gregory’s proud moment wearing a shirt that ironically reads, “Share the platform.”

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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!💜 – From our initial consultation I told @savvysavit that I wanted to cut to the 82.5kg class, go 9 for 9, and set some records- we did it!!! I don't think she was happy with me cutting but she was there offering her support. When I needed a pick me up or advice she was there! Thank you coach!💜 – A huge thank you to @raw_powerlifting_federation_ , from the bottom of my heart! 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- thank you! And thanks to all the fans in the audience who cheered me on and congratulated me!💜 – Thank @rrrrachele for making the trip out to support me today, video my lifts, and cheer me on!💜 – And thank you to all the peeps on Instagram who reached out to offer your support!💜 – Now for 🍷 and 🍕!!! – #transgenderwoman#sharetheplatform#transrightsarehumanrights#lgbtq#bemoreawesome#upliftandliftheavy#morefemalestrength#richmondbalance#liftlunchlearnrva#squat#bench#deadlift

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Here is an Instagram video of Gregory in action:

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Yay, it's Friday!!! I didn't pass out today!!! And I misloaded the bar, lol. – Was actually very anxious going into these pulls. Despite my attempts to blow it off passing out at 55lbs below your PR pull is NOT cool! I actually released my valsava at the top today and viola, no passing out! Took a quick breath and reset as tight as could for the trip down. Will have to work on this next training block, imo releasing tension/ valsava mid rep isn't not optimal but it worked! – The cherry on top is I meant to load 177.5kg and actually loaded 182ish! My confidence really needed this today! @savvysavit @richmondbalance804 #transrightsarehumanrights🌈#sharetheplatform#powerliftingwomen#sumoischeating#exodusstrength#upliftandliftheavy

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And one more showing Gregory’s back.

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Exciting start to the week! 2 weeks out! Bw is down to 182.6lb/ 82.8kg- so close! – Being physically strong, having muscles is something I struggled with when I decided to transition. I decided to heck with it, I am going to be as physically strong as I can be! Been feeling jacked lately- and it feels good, even sexy! This is the first picture I ever remember being taken of my back! Thanks @pixitrainer for taking the pic! It surprised me, all that back work that coach prescribed is paying off! – And I passed out again after pulling- this time a bit more violently. Pretty sure it's the cut and the hormones- if wasn't so close to making weight I would say to heck with it and eat, lol. I am sure that would help! – I did widen my stance and tried to load my hips and hamstrings a bit. I liked it, feels good and even though it's not apparent in the video my legs locked out fractions of a second before my hips. Really happy with the way this is feeling and looking! – @savvysavit #transgenderwoman#sumoischeating#passingout#sharetheplatform#myjourney#powerliftingwomen#lgbtqsports#upliftandliftheavy#exodusstrength

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Part of the caption reads:

Being physically strong, having muscles is something I struggled with when I decided to transition. I decided to heck with it, I am going to be as physically strong as I can be! Been feeling jacked lately- and it feels good, even sexy!

Many female athletes have been upset with the inclusion of transgender women in the female sports categories. Martina Navratilova took heat from trans activists and “allies” for writing an article titled, “The rules on trans athletes reward cheats and punish the innocent.” She was condemned as transphobic for posting on Twitter, “There must be some standards, and having a penis and competing as a woman would not fit that standard.” Navratilova later apologized to the wokescolds.

British Olympic swimmer, Sharron Davies, has also faced backlash for stating that there are biological differences between men and women. 

Davies is not backing down. She posted on Twitter, “This is a trans woman a male body with male physiology setting a world record & winning a woman’s event in America in powerlifting. A woman with female biology cannot compete.. it’s a pointless unfair playing field.”

Kelly Holmes, a former Olympian who won two gold medals in track for Great Britain in the 2004 Olympics, responded to Davies’ tweet by writing, “Its a bloody joke and all getting ready for biological women to boycott certain events.Have a trans category if need be but even better a trans games.Otherwise i’m starting to worry about the backlash and abuse that the trans community will get from spectators. It will happen!”

There is a biological difference between men and women — especially when it comes to strength training. 

Davies explains that this is precisely why there are different competitions for men and women.

But, Mary Gregory believes that we need to have a “frank convo on womxn’s strength!”

Yes, yes we do.

Here’s a first thought: Self-identification doesn’t magically make someone a woman.

Here’s a second one: Strong women stand up and fight against biological men taking over women’s sport.

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