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Transgender female weightlifter smashes multiple women’s world records in single day — and female Olympic medal winners cry foul

Powerlifter Mary Gregory — a biological male competing as a transgender female — announced Saturday on Instagram setting four women’s world records in one day at a Raw Powerlifting Federation event: Masters world squat, open world bench press, masters world deadlift, and masters world total.

“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,” Gregory added. “Thank you!”

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However, a pair of Olympic medalists — who happen to be biological females — decried Gregory’s world record-setting efforts.

First up was former swimmer Sharron Davies who won a silver medal for Great Britain in the 1980 Summer Olympics. Davies — who’s been outspoken against transgender females competing against biological females — tweeted that Gregory has a “male body with male physiology” and that a “woman with female biology cannot compete. It’s a pointless unfair playing field.”

Replying to Davies’ tweet was Dame Kelly Holmes, who won a pair of gold medals — the 800-meter and 1,500-meter races — for Great Britain at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Holmes noted that “it’s 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!”

For a peek at Gregory in action, here’s an Instagram video from earlier this month:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwbxomWA6pa/?utm_source=ig_embed

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