New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard makes Olympic history as the first trans woman to compete in weightlifting event

New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard makes Olympic history as the first trans woman to compete in weightlifting event



New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard has made Olympic history as the first openly transgender woman to compete in the Games.


The 43-year-old, who transitioned in 2012, was competing in the 87kg+ category but failed to record a single valid 'snatch' lift in Tokyo. She crashed out of the Olympics today after making history as the first trans woman to compete in a solo event.



She overbalanced on her opening weight of 120kg, taking the bar behind her shoulders. Hubbard's second effort of 125kg was ruled invalid on a majority decision by the referees. The third attempt was almost a repeat of the first, ruling Hubbard out of medal contention.Latest Post
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