New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard is poised to become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo under new qualification rules. Photo: AFP New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard is poised to become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo under new qualification rules. Photo: AFP
New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard is poised to become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo under new qualification rules. Photo: AFP

Tokyo 2020: New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to be first transgender Olympian

  • The 43-year-old competitor was born male but transitioned to female in her 30s and competes as a woman
  • Hubbard became the first transgender athlete to compete at the Commonwealth Games in 2018

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard is poised to become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo under new qualification rules. Photo: AFP New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard is poised to become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo under new qualification rules. Photo: AFP
New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard is poised to become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo under new qualification rules. Photo: AFP
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