Transgender Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Doesn't Medal After Making Olympics History
Laurel Hubbard's historic appearance at the Tokyo Olympics did not have a fairytale ending ... the transgender weightlifter did not medal in her event Monday.
Laurel Hubbard's historic appearance at the Tokyo Olympics did not have a fairytale ending ... the transgender weightlifter did not medal in her event Monday.Hubbard -- competing for New Zealand -- attempted to snatch more than 250 pounds over her head ... but failed on all three reps.
In her first, a 264-pound lift, she could not stand up the weight, sending the bar behind her back. Her second lift, a 275-pound snatch, was ruled a"no lift" by judges.Her third and final lift, another attempt at 275 pounds, was unsuccessful as well ... and she was bounced from the event.
GettyHubbard tapped her chest and made a heart gesture with her hands before leaving the competition floor."Thank you so very much for your interest in my humble sporting performance tonight,” Hubbard said afterward."I know from a sporting perspective I did not live up to the standards I put upon myself." headtopics.com
Still, despite the early exit, Hubbard's performance was groundbreaking ... as the 43-year-old -- who transitioned 8 years ago -- became the first-ever transgender person to compete in the Games.Of course, Hubbard's inclusion in the event did not come without controversy. As we previously reported, Hubbard had competed in men's weightlifting competitions before she transitioned, and critics called her inclusion unfair to other athletes.
"I know my participation in these games has not been entirely without controversy,” Hubbard said, before adding International Olympic Committee officials have"been extraordinarily supportive and I think that they have reaffirmed the principles of the Olympics that sport is something that all people around the world can do, that it is inclusive and successful."Read more: TMZ »
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When you get a sex change thinking you were going to dominate womens sports and end up getting dominated by real women Damn..all that estrogen for nothing You mean to tell me this dude couldn’t outlift bunch of chicks 😂🤣😂 🤣🤣🤣cheated and still lost 🗑 The girls on more steroids than him Monster thedoorsnj
So you mean to tell me he got beat by girls?! 🤡 😂 Sucks at two genders. The ugly dude lost to all the girls. 😂😂😂 Failed to complete the snatch…🤔
Transgender Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Makes History At The OlympicsShe competed in the 87-kilo division and thanked the IOC for affirming that 'sport is something for all people.' This is beyond silly. This is RIDICULOUS!!!! How can you be applauding this!!! He is a HE and will ever be a he, even if he wants to be a she. He is free to present himself as a she, but not to compete against women. “He”
Good The guy was an out of shape pretend athlete so he found a way to complete against women so he became one. Problem is the he went against real athletes which shows how pathetic he truly was Lose/lose. Dude looks like a loser for not medaling and if he medaled he would be lame AF for cheating. If dudes want to be women, women want to be dudes...go ahead, do what makes you happy. But keep this sh*t out of sports. It’s cheating.
Getting beat by girls! 🤣😂🤣 Great they got to compete, but a great example to show people that think these people would have an advantage. No they don't & should be allowed to play on women's teams. Will this cause problems with show segments on AM Talk Radio for the rest of the week? BramSlam she did amazing. I’m so proud of her.
Weights don’t lie The modern day version of The Ringer 😂😂 He does not win even against women
Transgender Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Makes History At The OlympicsShe competed in the 87-kilo division and thanked the IOC for affirming that 'sport is something for all people.'
This dude wears the big 'L' on his forehead in pretty much every way possible.
Laurel Hubbard becomes first ever openly transgender woman to compete at an OlympicsThe Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are underway after the Games were delayed for almost a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Follow here for the latest news on the Summer Olympics. 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
Laurel Hubbard Becomes First Trans Woman to Compete at the OlympicsLaurel Hubbard made history at the Olympics by becoming the first openly transgender woman to compete in any Games. If Laurel is a proud Transgender then Laurel should proudly be competing with the other biological men... and not stealing the opportunity for success from actual real women QUAQUAQUAQUÁ.
Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard: 'It gets better'Laurel Hubbard, speaking to reporters after becoming the first openly transgender woman to compete in the Olympics, on Tuesday expressed gratitude for the opportunity to compete as an athlete and convince transgender people to work through adversity.What she's saying: 'All I have ever really wanted as an athlete is just to be regarded as an athlete,' Hubbard, said in response to a question from Axios. 'I suppose the thing I have been so grateful here in Tokyo is just being given those opportunit In other news, the US women’s soccer team didn’t beat Sweden
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.