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Laurel Hubbard Becomes First Transgender Athlete Ever Chosen To Compete In The Olympics

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The New Zealand Olympics Team revealed that Laurel Hubbard will be part of their women’s weightlifting team for this years Tokyo Olympic Games.

Laurel is set to compete in the super heavyweight category.

Hubbard has previously competed in the men’s weightlifting competitions before making the transition at thirty-five.

Laurel will be the oldest competitor at the games being forty-three-years old.

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Guidelines from the IOC (International Olympic Committee) say that transgender athletes are eligible to compete “as a woman provided their testosterone levels are below 10 nanomoles per litre for at least 12 months before their first competition.”

President of Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand Richie Patterson said that “We look forward to supporting her in her final preparations towards Tokyo.”

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