A man who “identifies” as a woman has made the switch over to women’s weightlifting and is dominating the field.
Shocking, I know.
Laurel Hubbard, a transgender “woman” from Kiwi, took a commanding win in Sunday’s Australian International event in Melbourne. The athlete wrecked the biological women during Sunday’s showdown, setting four national records. “Hubbard lifted a combined total of 268kg – 19kg better than silver medallist Iuniarra Sipaia of Samoa,” notes NZ Herald.
The 39-year-old weightlifting champ previously competed in men’s national weightlifting before his “transition” during his mid-30s.
While LGBT activists are praising Hubbard for his participation and dominance in the field, some of the weightlifter’s biologically female competitors are less than thrilled with the situation.
“She is who she is. That’s the way the politics…and what the New Zealanders have decided. I can’t say much more than that,” said bronze medalist Kaitlyn Fassin. “She is seen as female and that’s the way it is.”