Hubbard lifted 628 pounds in two lifts to qualify in the women’s super-heavyweight division
By Edmund DeMarche
A New Zealand weightlifter—who has competed in men’s events in the past– will become the first transgender competitor to qualify to be on the country’s women’s weightlifting team for Tokyo 2020.
“I am grateful and humbled by the kindness and support that has been given to me by so many New Zealanders,” Laurel Hubbard, 43, said in a statement, according to the BBC.
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