Transgender Athlete Laurel Hubbard Joins New Zealand Team to Tokyo Olympics

22 June 2021 01:36

Laurel Hubbard hefted 628 pounds (185 kilograms) in two lifts on the way to qualifying in the women’s super-heavyweight division for the Tokyo Olympics. That’s heavy. But it’s nowhere near the figurative weight Hubbard has carried to become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympic Games.