October 18, 2021

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Olympic – New Zealand wants to help Laurel Hubbard, the first transgender person in the Olympics

Laurel Hubbard, the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics, represents New Zealand in weightlifting in Tokyo. Its choice has provoked controversy, and it will inevitably be closely scrutinized. “Like any athlete we work closely with Laurel, but especially because of the high level of her focus on her.”Ashley Abbott said Saturday. “We see what she has to do based on her interactions with the media. So there will definitely be limits.”

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Hubbard was selected among women after proving that testosterone levels were lower than recommended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which is 10 nanomols per liter. He will compete in Tokyo over 87kg. But critics have argued that Hubbard enjoys other benefits related to his past as a human, which makes his presence unreasonable to other competitors.“We will continue to work with her to ensure that she is supported at all times and that she understands the context in which she operates.” Abbott added.

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