A male athlete who competes as a woman and previously criticized female powerlifters recently set a national record in the women’s bodybuilding division during a championship competition, where he also beat several female athletes for the first-place award.
Anne Andres, a 40-year-old male that identifies as a female, participated in the Canadian Powerlifting Union’s 2023 Western Canadian Championship on Sunday at Brandon University’s Healthy Living Centre.
As Reduxx reported Monday, Andres competed in the Female Masters Unequipped category, and the advanced results obtained by the outlet showed that the male athlete’s powerlifting score was 400 pounds more than the top-performing female powerlifter. Andres secured first place over female powerlifters Michelle Kymanick and SuJan Gil.
According to the report, Andres’ total means that he would’ve ranked among the top-performing male athletes if he had competed in the men’s division. A source also informed Reduxx that the male athlete set a Canadian women’s national record and an unofficial women’s world powerlifting record.