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Laurel Hubbard ‘grateful’ for Olympics opportunity after making history

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But Hubbard said Tuesday she was just "grateful" to have an opportunity to compete. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "All I’ve ever wanted to be is myself," she told reporters. "I’m just so grateful that I’...

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard becomes first ​out transgender woman to compete at the Olympics, fails to register a lift

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New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard became the first ​out transgender woman to compete in the 125-year history of the Olympics on Monday as she failed to register a lift in the women's super-heavyweight +87kg ca...

Laurel Hubbard makes Olympics history but fails in medal bid

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Hubbard failed to register a lift in the snatch in the 87-kilogram category. By failing to record a lift, she couldn’t move onto the clean and jerk and would not compete for a medal. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERA...

Laurel Hubbard thanks Olympic committee for committing to ‘making sport inclusive and accessible’

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Hubbard released a statement through the New Zealand Olympic Committee. She is set to compete in the 87-kilogram event on Monday. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "The Olympic Games are a global celebration...

Laurel Hubbard can compete in Olympics under current rules, IOC says

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Hubbard became the first transgender woman to qualify for the Olympics last month. At 43 years old, she was able to qualify for the New Zealand team in the 87-kilogram category. She already received support from the ...

Brett Favre: ‘Unfair’ Laurel Hubbard, other transgender female athletes competing as women

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"It's a man competing as a woman," Favre said in a recent episode of his podcast. "That's unfair. It's not fair for a man, even if this person wants to be a woman or feels compelled — if you want to become the opposi...

Laurel Hubbard finds support from New Zealand prime minister, Olympic opponent after making history

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While there was criticism around her standing in the women’s field, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Australian weightlifter Charisma Amoe-Tarrant offered support. "All parties here have simply followed ...

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard poised to become first transgender Olympian — report

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Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics after qualifying for the rescheduled Tokyo Games due to a rule change, Inside the Games website reported on Wednesd...