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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...

Weightlifter Diaz gets 1st Philippines gold, no China sweep

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At her fourth Olympic Games, Diaz overtook Liao Qiuyun of China on her last lift in the clean and jerk to win with a total 224 kilograms. That was one more than Liao. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . The Ph...

New Zealand Olympic weightlifter: Women will be ‘knocked out’ of sports by transgender athletes

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Tracey Lambrechs, a recently retired New Zealand weightlifter and Olympian in 2016, previously held multiple national weightlifting records until Hubbard began competing.  She said in an interview on "Fox & Frien...

Former Olympian says Trans weightlifter competing in women’s category at Olympics ‘sets dangerous precedent’

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"I think it's a really dangerous precedent that has been set for women’s sports," Save Women’s Sports Australasia spokesperson Lorraine Moller told "America's Newsroom," explaining that men have a "biological advanta...

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...