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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 […]

The Recent Formation of the LGBT Powerlifting Union

The Recent Formation of the LGBT Powerlifting Union

On Saturday 29th July 2017, LGBT Powerlifters from all over the world attended the inaugural LGBT International Powerlifting Championships (LGBT IPC) held in London. Nine countries were represented including Australia, Belarus, Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, United States of America and of course the home nation Great Britain, with group of 40, including lifters, coaches […]