Women’s Weightlifting Medalists Send Message On Question About Transgender Laurel Hubbard In 3 Words
When questioned about transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, a biological 43-year-old man who identifies as female, the three medalists in the women’s +87kg weightlifting event at the Tokyo Olympics had a very significant response.
The reporter informed the women weightlifters, “There was a historic night here, with Laurel Hubbard competing as the first openly transgender in an individual event. I was wondering what you felt about that, and what took place in your sport.”
All three female athletes, gold medalist Li Wenwen of China, silver medalist Emily Campbell of Great Britain, and bronze medalist Sarah Robles of the United States, responded with a noticeable eight-second pause.
After a brief delay, America’s Robles powered her microphone and simply said, “No, thank you.”
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As reported earlier in the week by The Scoop, Hubbard failed during the Tokyo Olympics competition after a 3rd snatch attempt:
“Laurel Hubbard, a transexual weightlifter from New Zealand, failed to register a single successful lift in the women’s +87kg weightlifting event at the Tokyo Olympics, crashing out of the competition.”
“Hubbard’s Olympics were cut short due to a failed attempt to lift 120 kg and two failed attempts at 125 kilograms in the snatch.”
Hubbard used to compete against male weightlifters before identifying as a woman and being permitted to participate in female contests. Hubbard, who is 43 years old, is the oldest of the Olympic female contestants.
Allowing biologically male transgender athletes to compete against biological women has sparked outrage among a significant portion of the population.
Many female athletes and feminists have spoken out against separating sports based on gender identity rather than biological sex, highlighting how females have lost out on opportunities due to biological advantages males have over females, including males on post-trans hormone therapy, according to a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
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