One of the most prominent weightlifters Laurel Hubbard has selected to perform in the contest women’s +87kg category. New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) has confirmed on Monday that she is the perfect weightlifter to compete in the contest. Let us also tell you that she is the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics. The woman is 43 years old athlete and now set the record for the first transgender female to lift the heaviest weight in the female category. The biggest part of this news is the first transgender will be going to compete in the upcoming Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 New Zealand’s Weightlifter.

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Wiki-Bio

If we talk about Hubbard’s statement issued by the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) then Hubbard said “I am grateful and humbled by the kindness and support that has been given to me by so many New Zealanders”. On the other hand, Laurel has competed in men’s weightlifting competitions before transitioning in 2013. On Monday, Laurel has finally announced the statement that Laurel will be going to compete in International Olympics. Now, it will be actually interesting to see the performance and skills of the personality.

On the other hand, the guidelines of The International Olympic Committee allowing any transgender athlete to compete in the competition as a woman provided their testosterone level is less than 10 nanomoles per liter for at least 12 months prior to their first competition. The awards that Hubbard a silver medal and a gold medal at the 2017 World Championships and 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa, respectively.

After that, she competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games but she not able to win any medal in the series because she sustained a serious injury that not allow her to participate in any competition so far.

If we talk about the statement of Hubbard over her injury then she said “When I broke my arm at the Commonwealth Games three years ago, I was advised that my sporting career had likely reached its end. But your support, your encouragement, and your Aroha (love) carried me through the darkness.

The last eighteen months have shown us all that there is strength in kinship, in community, and in working together towards a common purpose. The mana of the silver fern comes all of you and I will wear it with pride”. Now, she going to participate in the upcoming Olympics that makes her the first transgender to compete in the Olympics.


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