New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard makes history as first transgender woman to compete at OlympicsThis points out the fallacy of the conservatives who are trying to block us from sports.
By Rachel Axon
August 2, 2021
New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard made Olympic history on Monday night, even if she won’t make the podium.
Hubbard became the first openly transgender woman to compete in the Games. But she failed to register a lift on any of her three snatch attempts and did not finish the +87 kg competition at Tokyo International Forum.
Hubbard, 43, came closest on her second attempt, getting the bar above her head and appearing to get credit for the 125 kg snatch. But the jury ruled it a no lift.
The [sic] left her with another attempt at 125 kg, but she struggled to stand and dropped the bar behind her. Hubbard waved to the crowd, making a heart with her hands.
Trans women have advantages, but here’s why Hubbard should not be banned from the OlympicsHer lost burst the Republican bubble.
By Joanna Harper
August 2, 2021
On Monday, the eyes of the world will be on Laurel Hubbard as she becomes the first openly transgender (or trans) woman to compete in the Olympic Games.
Hubbard is competing in the super heavyweight division (87+ kilograms) of the weightlifting competition, and there are plenty of people who aren’t happy about her presence in Tokyo. It has been suggested in many corners that Hubbard has an unfair advantage over the cisgender (or typical) women in her category, and that the Olympic guidelines allowing trans women to compete against cisgender women after lowering their testosterone are flawed. Allow me to examine those claims and to raise some additional points.
Trans women have not dominated women’s, here in Connecticut there was two student women who filed a lawsuit against the school athletic association and the districts where the trans students competed but what they didn’t mention was that they lost in other rack meets.