Transgender athlete to represent New Zealand

Laurel Hubbard
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Transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard has been selected to represent New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics.

Hubbard will become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics. She will compete in the weightlifting competition.

The 43 year old is a former World Championship silver medalist and recently finished sixth at the 2019 IWF World Championships in Thailand.

Laurel has had to meet a number of eligibility criteria to secure her spot. These include rules from the International Olympic Committee for transgender athletes.

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