Laurel Hubbard Likely Olympics Tokyo New Zealand transgender sports Laurel Hubbard Likely Olympics Tokyo New Zealand

Weight Lifter Laurel Hubbard Likely to Be First Trans Olympian

Reading now: 186
www.advocate.com

has qualified for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, and in doing so, she’s breaking new ground for transgender athletes everywhere.Hubbard, a 43-year-old trans woman, qualified for the games under a rule amendment due to so many competitions being canceled because of the global pandemic, Inside the Games reports.

While she qualifies and will likely be named to the official New Zealand team, she has not been confirmed as a team member yet.Under the rule change, athletes needed to compete in fewer events to qualify for the games.

Read more on advocate.com
The website meaws.com is an aggregator of news from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the news if you find it unreliable.

Related News