A transgender woman, who was born a male, managed to win the international women’s weightlifting title in Australia, breaking four national records in the process.
Laurel Hubbard, 39, managed to beat the records by 19 kilograms. Of course, having all the extra muscle mass that a male has surely had nothing to do with it!
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Hubbard eventually lifted a combined total of 268kg – 19kg better than silver medalist Luniarra Sipaia of Samoa, and bronze medalist Kaitlyn Fassina’s 223kg.
The Gateway Pundit reports:
Hubbard looked visibly emotional as she lined up behind dais awaiting the official medal presentation. But she kept the tears at bay, smiling and waving as she stood atop the podium.
Earlier this month the Herald revealed Hubbard had been selected to make her international debut at the competition after usurping Rio Olympian Tracey Lambrechs at the top of the division.
Can you believe this? What kind of world do we live in where a man can compete in a women’s championship. Where do we tow the line? 8th place participation trophies are bad enough, but this takes it to another level.