New Zealand’s male to female transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is OUT of the Tokyo Olympics after failing on his third lift attempt.
43-year-old Laurel Hubbard, a biological male, was allowed to compete at an Olympics weightlifting competition in the women’s super heavyweight category.
Hubbard used to compete in men’s weightlifting but after repeatedly losing he ‘transitioned’ in 2013 and now competes against women.
Hubbard is eligible to compete in the Olympics because “the IOC issued new guidelines allowing transgenders to compete as women as long as their testosterone levels are below 10 nanomoles per liter for at least 12 months before the competition,” Reuters reported.
Hubbard is out of the Olympics after failing on his third lift attempt.
Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is out of the Olympics after failing on her 3rd snatch attempt.
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