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NZ’s Hubbard is first openly trans Olympian but exits early

NZ’s Hubbard is first openly trans Olympian but exits early

(Reuters) – New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard made history on Monday, by becoming the first openly transgender athlete to compete at an Olympic Games, but she suffered disappointment with an early exit from the women’s +87 kg final, after three ‘no lifts’ in the snatch. At 43, Hubbard was the oldest competitor in the weightlifting in […]

Weightlifter set to become first trans Olympian – report

Weightlifter set to become first trans Olympian – report

(Reuters) – Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics, after qualifying for the rescheduled Tokyo Games due to a rule change, Inside the Games website reported on Wednesday. The report said Hubbard was effectively guaranteed a spot in the women’s super heavyweight category, after the International […]