May 23, 2022

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New Zealand selects first trance athlete for the Olympics

New Zealand selects first trance athlete for the Olympics

The New Zealand Olympic Committee The list of athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics was released this Monday, which includes Barbell Laurel Hubbard, Who was the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics?

“I am grateful and humbled for the grace and support They have given me a lot of New Zealanders, “Hubbard, 43, began his sexual restoration process in 2012.

The New Zealand Olympic Organization referred to it as Hubbard Meets the eligibility criteria of both the International Weightlifting Federation, International Olympic Committee (IOC) and New Zealand, including citing gender reassignment.

“We recognize gender identity in sport This is a very sensitive and complex issue It requires a balance between human rights and honesty on the pitch, “said Karen Smith, chief executive of the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

Hubbard won a silver medal at the 2017 World Championships and was sixth in 2019 after a major injury. When competing in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, He has already secured an Olympic place by finishing seventh in the +87 kg category and the first weightlifter in Oceania in the International Weightlifting Federation finals.

“When I broke my arm at the Commonwealth Games three years ago, I was advised that my sports career was probably over. But their support, encouragement and love for Aroha (love in the real world) kept me in the dark, “he said.

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Hubbard’s best overall record in the rankings is 285 kg, which puts her together Possibility to hang the best Olympians and medal In the Japanese capital.

In 2015 I.O.C. Issued guidelines that would allow any transgender athlete to compete as a woman If your testosterone levels are less than 10 nanomols per liter at least 12 months before your first match.

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