August 5, 2021

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Sports | New Zealand wants to help Laurel Hubbard, first transgender person at the Olympics, cope with the pressure

By La Provence (with AFP)

Laurel Hubbard, the first transgender weightlifter to compete in the Olympics, wants to help the New Zealand team manage the “enormous attention” it receives during the planetary summit, Porter said Saturday.-New Zealand Olympic Committee speech.

Hubbard, who was born a man, but became a woman after his thirties, when he was elected, sparked a controversy after meeting a number of criteria.

Like any athlete we work closely with Laurel, but especially because of the attention he creates with her.Ashley Abbott said Saturday.

We are looking at what is best for her based on her interactions with the media. So there will definitely be limitations“.

Hubbard was selected among women after proving that her testosterone levels were lower than recommended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which was set at 10 nanomols per liter. He will compete in the over 87 kg category in Tokyo.

But critics argue that Hubbard enjoys other benefits linked 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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