New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard became the first-ever openly transgender…


New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard became the first-ever openly transgender woman to compete in the 125-year history of the modern Olympics when she took part in the women’s super-heavyweight +87kg category on Monday in Japan. Hubbard failed in all three of her attempts in the snatch, ending her bid for a medal. She was up against nine other athletes in the competition, with China’s world record holder, Li Wenwen, the favorite to win gold. Hubbard competed in men’s weightlifting competitions before coming out in 2013. Tap the link in our bio to learn more.⁠

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