Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand. Photo: Reuters Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand. Photo: Reuters
Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand. Photo: Reuters
Japan

New Zealand weightlifter selected as first transgender athlete to compete at Olympic Games

  • Laurel Hubbard became eligible to lift as a woman after showing testosterone levels below the threshold required by the International Olympic Committee
  • Critics have said Hubbard has numerous physical advantages from growing up male that make her presence in the competition unfair for female-born athletes

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Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand. Photo: Reuters Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand. Photo: Reuters
Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand. Photo: Reuters
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