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Avi Silverberg Sets New Women's Bench Press Record
Team Canada's coach breaks female record previously held by transgender male.
By JOHN LEAKE
Hats off to Avi Silverberg—Team Canada’s power lifting coach—for finding the courage to identify himself as a female in order to enter the Canadian women’s powerlifting division. To paraphrase George Gershwin’s 1926 American Songbook Classic, “Someone to Watch Over Me”:
Although he may not be
The girl some men think of as pretty
To my heart, she carries the key.
Call it a weakness for “strong women”—I just can’t resist Avi’s bold freshness in his approach to being feminine.
And my goodness, is he shattering the glass ceiling of Canadian women’s powerlifting. With ease he broke the previous bench press record, held by transgender athlete, Anne Andres, who won eight of the last nine competitions she entered.
Avi scarcely broke a sweat as he shattered the women’s record of 167.5 kilograms (369.3 pounds), set by Anne. To be sure, Anna admitted that her record in the women’s division wan’t very impressive. As she once remarked:
I mean, standard bench in powerlifting competitions for women. I literally don’t understand why it is so bad.
In the so-called “Men’s Division” of powerlifting, top competitors are now benching between 500 to 600 kilograms (between 1,130 and 1,150 pounds) but who’s counting!
Congratulations Avi, for elevating the Visibility of transgender athletes.