IOC Confirms First Transgender Olympian Will Be Laurel Hubbard

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43-year-old Laurel Hubbard will be the first transgender competitor at an Olympics this summer in Tokyo. The New Zealander will get to compete in the superheavyweight category in weightlifting despite the storm of controversy that preceded her getting this opportunity.

While there were various groups, and fellow competitors, who had criticized Hubbard’s inclusion, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and fellow competitors like Team GB’s Emily Campbell, have shown their support and pointed out that Hubbard has abided by the rules in place and competed fairly. Hubbard transitioned in 2013 but had competed in men’s events prior. 

 

 

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