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Powerlifter Mary Gregory — a biological male who completes as a female — made headlines last month after breaking multiple women’s powerlifting records, which sparked widespread outrage.

Gregory set records in four divisions: 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 wrote after the meet. “Thank you!”

But after a review, the Raw Powerlifting Federation has stripped the weightlifter of the titles because it determined Gregory was not eligible to compete as a woman.

Following its investigation into Gregory’s victories, Raw Powerlifting Federation President Paul Bossi released a comprehensive statement explaining why the federation stripped Gregory of the titles.

“Our rules, and the basis of separating genders for competition, are based on physiological classification rather than identification. On the basis of all information presented to the board of directors for this particular case, the conclusion made, is that the correct physiological classification is male,” Bossi explained.

“Since the lifter’s gender classification for the purpose of our rules is not consistent with female, no female records will be broken by these lifts,” he added.

The federation’s statement explained that Gregory’s drug test further confirmed that the athlete is “actually a male in the process of becoming a transgender female.”

Outsports reported that Gregory was “infuriated” by Bossi’s statement, especially since the weightlifter has been taking female hormones for about the past year.

“I feel like I’m being tarred and feathered as this person who got in there, competing against 50 women, and just stomping all over them, and won by some magnificent total,” Gregory said. “Not to denigrate my own accomplishments or achievements, I’m so very proud of them, but the numbers that I lifted aren’t class leading.”

Raw Powerlifting also revoked Gregory’s trophies.

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14 Comments
  • Diana says:

    “Thinking” or wishing in a disturbed mind doesn’t make it so! I can ” identify” as a BMW but that doesn’t mean I need tires, gas, and transmission fluid. It just means I need help. You can change the outside appearance but in REALITY you are still the same GENDER you were given at conception.

  • Mike Graybeal says:

    Someone needs to direct this person to the nearest Mental Health Hospital…

  • Rick says:

    Thank you Raw Powerlifting Federation for having BALLS….

  • Gordon says:

    Glad to see one sport not pandering to political correctness. Every sport needs to do this, strip the titles, change the record books and perform XY gene testing to keep these men out of womens sports . It Simly Isn’t Fair !

  • Bill says:

    This is the correct decision. Finally, somebody has some common sense!

  • Back when the Olympics were starting up in 720 BC, the Greeks made it a nude participation. Perhaps that’s an idea for today’s gender ‘confusion’ for these gender bender losers who can’t win against other men? If you got boobs, who cares, you also got bullocks hanging around, you are obviously NOT a female, same for pretenders going the other directions, got no boobs, also no dangle thingies, you’re not male.
    In an age obsessed with ‘women’s rights’ why in hell do these feminists allow this kind of fake to participate in WOMEN’S sports, such as this or track or anything else that requires physical strength, where a MALE pretending to be ‘female’ will dominate?

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