Laurel Hubbard

Laurel Hubbard

Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard: 'It gets better'

'All I have ever really wanted as an athlete is just to be regarded as an athlete. I suppose the thing I have been so grateful here in Tokyo is just being given those opportunities to just go through life as any other athlete.'

8/3/2021 8:33:00 AM

'All I have ever really wanted as an athlete is just to be regarded as an athlete. I suppose the thing I have been so grateful here in Tokyo is just being given those opportunities to just go through life as any other athlete.'

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

Weightlifter from New ZealandLaurel 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.

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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 opportunities to just go through life as any other athlete."

Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets.Subscribe for free.Details:Hubbard met for about half an hour with a small group of journalists at a Tokyo hotel on Tuesday, hours after competing in the women's +87 Kg weightlifting competition. She exited after being unsuccessful in her first three lifts. headtopics.com

Between the lines: Asked what message she had for fellow transgender people, Hubbard said: "My message is simply this: Life is difficult. There are always setbacks and disappointments, but if there is one message to go for, it is this, it gets better."

Hubbard said she has tried not to dwell on negative attention from from traditional and social media, "because it makes a hard job even harder.""It's hard enough lifting a barbell but if you are putting more weight on it, then it makes it just an impossible task, really."

Transgender Olympian Laurel Hubbard, to reporters on Friday.What's next: Hubbard said she doesn't know whether she plans to continue competing."I think in order to get to this level of competition you have to be exceptionally single minded. That doesn't really leave a lot of room to think about what comes next. Working toward those answers is something that starts today. We'll just have to see."

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Laurel Hubbard Becomes First Trans Woman to Compete at the Olympics Laurel 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 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”

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.'

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

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Makes Olympic History as First Transgender Woman to Compete in Games - E! OnlineNew Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard became the first openly transgender female athlete at the Olympics. But she isn’t the only transgender competitor at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Congrats!! Well done. And Caster Semenya was banned from competing. Not being transphobic at all, just pondering the fairness. CasterSemenya I don’t see how this is fair? I don’t think this is something to celebrate. We should talk about how we can be inclusive AND fair, not spouting empty platitudes.

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.