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Olympia 2021: Transgender athlete Hubbard without a medal

Olympia 2021: Transgender athlete Hubbard without a medal

Laurel Hubbard is still without a medal at the 2021 Olympics. The first transgender athlete at this year’s Games has no chance of lifting weights.

The basics in brief

  • Laurel Hubbard left early in women’s weightlifting.
  • The New Zealander is the first transgender athlete to compete in this year’s Games.
  • Prior to the competition, there was criticism that Hubbard had physical advantages.

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Apparently he missed a medal in the over 87kg weight category at the Tokyo Olympics.

The 43-year-old is the first female Olympic athlete to openly change her gender identity. Hubbard lived with a male supporter for 35 years after her birth. But she is transgender, that is, someone who does not feel that she belongs to the gender that was assigned to her at birth.

After three incorrect attempts, Hubbard was disqualified from the Tokyo International Forum and could no longer interfere in the medal battle. It was about getting her accepted into the women’s competition Partially controversial discussions Given. The gold went to Wenwen Li of China, the silver went to Emily Jade Campbell of Great Britain, and the bronze went to Sarah Elizabeth Robles of the United States.

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