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Laurel Hubbard becomes first ever openly transgender woman to compete at an Olympics

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has become the first-ever openly transgender woman to compete in the 125-year history of the modern Olympics at #Tokyo2020

8/2/2021 4:00:00 PM

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has become the first-ever openly transgender woman to compete in the 125-year history of the modern Olympics at Tokyo2020

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Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand celebrates after a lift in the women's +87kg weightlifting event on August 2. Seth Wenig/APNew Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard became the first-ever openly transgender woman to compete in the 125-year history of the modern Olympics when she took part in the women’s super-heavyweight +87kg category on Monday in Japan.

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Hubbard failed in all three of her attempts in the snatch, ending her bid for a medal. She was up against nine other athletes in the competition, with China’s world record holder, Li Wenwen, the favorite to win gold.Hubbard competed in men’s weightlifting competitions before coming out in 2013.

Some background:She has been eligible to compete in the Olympics since 2015, when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) issued new guidelines allowing any transgender athlete to compete as a woman provided their testosterone levels are below 10 nanomoles per liter for at least 12 months before their first competition. headtopics.com

Her inclusion at the Gameshas been divisive.Hubbard’s supporters have welcomed the decision as a way to help inspire other transgender athletes, while critics have questioned the fairness of transgender athletes competing against women.In 2018, Australia’s weightlifting federation sought to block her from competing at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, but organizers rejected the move.

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So Mr. Hubbard likes to compete against women? So pathetic. I guess it must be because he can’t compete with other men. It’s shameful that this foolishness is allowed. 🤮 She* didn’t even place in the top half. Cease your moral panic and pearl-clutching. Trans-athletes are harmless. It's a guy. If they will do this they should just create a new category for transgender in Olympic, women should compete with only women, men with men and transgender too should only compete with transgender to make things equal for everyone

I am a transgender and all i say poor to the real women who competed against a former man now a transgender...I think its time to have a transgender in Olympics instead a transgender compete with same gender....We should have our own category not just man or a woman. Anybody watch that South Park episode of this very thing all I can think of

He has a bigger heart, bones and more muscle mass. Who tf cares about testosterone. How are feminists okay with men taking over women sports?😂 Is a BIG SHAME!!!! He is a Man in a woman sporting competition !!! He should return that medal! Do not belong to him! It is illegal! that's not fair! Bull shit!! OlympicCh_es

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Who is Laurel Hubbard? Weightlifter and first transgender athlete to compete at OlympicsThe New Zealander is set to take the stage as the first openly transgender athlete at an Olympic Games, competing in the women's +87kg weightlifting event. So, a man is competing against women. Equality prevails! That´s ridiculous. i cant seem to find odds on it winning, i wonder why, allthe other events are there to bet on, but not thisone for some reason.

That's because people weren't allowing this insanity for the previous 124 years. Rubbish The Kiwi became the first transgender athlete to compete in a different gender category to that which they were born, but she was unable to make a snatch and subsequently knocked out of the competition. She will always have an advantage

What a joke What a joke! But lost 🤣🤣

Transgender weightlifter becomes focus of inclusion versus fairness debateOn Monday, the 43-year-old New Zealander will become the first openly transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics. Worth having a bet on him winning 😐 I don’t have a problem with this but if she can participate, why can’t the swimmers who are black wear the swimming caps that allow for room for their natural hair? Athletic events are centered on fair play with everyone playing by the same rules. When one team or athlete has an unfair advantage, that impacts the integrity of the entire competition.

Who is Laurel Hubbard? Weightlifter and first transgender athlete to compete at OlympicsThe New Zealander is set to take the stage as the first openly transgender athlete at an Olympic Games, competing in the women's +87kg weightlifting event. So, a man is competing against women. Equality prevails! That´s ridiculous. i cant seem to find odds on it winning, i wonder why, allthe other events are there to bet on, but not thisone for some reason.

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