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Transgender women’s powerlifter Anne Andres owns several women’s powerlifting records, but fellow competitive female powerlifter April Hutchinson is not happy about it.

During a recent interview with Fox & Friends, April Hutchinson expressed her outrage that Anne Andres was allowed to participate in women’s powerlifting and earn records.

“I keep using the word ‘disheartening’ over and over again,” Hutchinson told Fox News. “It’s outrageous. It’s a big slap in the face to women that the federation, after all of this time and all these letters, even legal letters, have not stepped up and protected women in sports.”

Hutchinson referred to Andres as “he” and a “man” throughout the interview, despite her transition into a female as she opened up about the fact that some people supported her – or were not aware of Andres’ transition.

“Where he lives in Manitoba or BC area, the western area, there are some supporters. But at the same time, a lot of people, for example, at the competition on Sunday had no idea Anne was a man,” Hutchinson said.

“The one woman on the side of the podium on Sunday had no idea the man was a man. Some people just kind of clap along. They don’t know what’s going on. Some people don’t even know what the word ‘transgender’ means. That’s why I called him a man. Because if you start throwing around words, people get confused. So you kind of have to call a spade a spade.”

Hutchinson claims that the records Andres has set will never be broken by a cis woman.

“Those records will never, ever be broken by a biological female,” Hutchinson said.

“That deadlift, for example… that is something that top athletes who have been training for 10 years and more have not yet achieved. They’ve been busting their butt off trying to get that. And he literally just strolled in and did it. No problem.”

It’s clear that she is not happy with the decision to allow Andres to compete.

[Fox News]