Transgender weightlifter Hubbard makes history at Olympics
August 1, 2021
TOKYO (AP) — Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard finally got to compete at the Tokyo Olympics.
It didn't last long, but it was significant. Hubbard couldn't complete any of her first three lifts on Monday night, ruling her out of medal contention in the women's over-87-kilogram division that ultimately was won by China's Li Wenwen.
Hubbard made a heart gesture to the audience with her hands before leaving the competition arena.
Even without completing a lift, she was a pioneer for transgender athletes.
While the New Zealander isn't the only transgender athlete competing at the Tokyo...