Trans Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Wins Two Silver Medals

| December 6, 2017

From the New Zealand Herald: Laurel Hubbard has forged another place in the New Zealand sports history books after winning two silver medals at the weightlifting world championships.

Transgender athlete Hubbard finished runner-up in the snatch and overall categories in the women’s 90kg-plus division at Anaheim in California

She is the first Kiwi to win a medal at the world championships. Her best weight of 124kg in the snatch was only beaten by American Olympic bronze medallist Sarah Robles, who was successful at 126kg.

Hubbard had a shot at gold when attempting 127kg but she failed to lift the bar completely above her head, expressing disappointment at falling short of her personal best 131kg set last year.


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