Mary Gregory, from Virginia, set world records in the women’s squat, bench press, and deadlift, and had earned a ‘Masters total world record’ for her powerlifting scores across the board last month.
Four days later world lifting body stripped the 44-year-old champion powerlifter from Virginia of all titles won at the April 27 event
RAW Powerlifting Federation has said Gregory was ‘actually male’ at the time she set the female records
Body president said they use ‘physiological classification’ not ‘identification’ – because Gregory could not be officially classified as ‘female,’ she didn’t technically break any world records
Construction worker, who started lifting before transition Gregory insists that having a penis or not plays no part in lifting
While lifting has helped her transition, it’s actually hurt her athletic performance, she said
Mary Gregory who was born male, revealed that that the federation discovered she was assigned male at birth by insisting that an official sit in while she took a urine test. She has changed her name, her ID, has been on estrogen and spironolactone for 11 months and already seen significant results, including breast development