Former Male Wins Women’s Weightlifting Competition

Former male wins female weightlifting competition

A 39-year-old transgender who was born male has won her first international women’s weightlifting title in Australia. 

Former male Laurel Hubbard has broken four national records by winning gold at the Australasian Championships in Melbourne.

Nzherald.co.nz reports:

Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has dominated her first major competition, taking out the Australian International in Melbourne on a night she made history as the first transgender athlete to represent New Zealand.

Hubbard, 39, won the women’s over 90kg division at the Melbourne event, setting four unofficial national records in the process. Hubbard lifted a combined total of 268kg – 19kg better than silver medallist Iuniarra Sipaia of Samoa.

Australia’s Kaitlyn Fassina claimed the bronze medal with 223kg.

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.

  • Ron Wheeler

    Is this fair? The desire to be the other gender you still have the anatomy of the gender you were born.

  • Zoe

    Transgenderism will destroy women’s sports.

  • Dave

    I’m again transgenderism as I feel these people suffer from mental disorders and they can’t accept what God gave them.
    Thwn need drugs and operations so they can’t fit their nerrative of who they they think they are. With out man and woman there is no future! We live in a sick world that needs to be cleaned or we risk destruction.

    • Scarlet Redbone

      I believe god made us who and what we are for a reason. That man thinks they can second guess god or improve what god has made is the ultimate arrogance and foolishness.

  • Scarlet Redbone

    This person is clearly mentally unstable. I cringe at what this thing does in private.

  • dirtydirtydirtydemons

    This is an abomination to God..no different than being a poofter or a lezzo.. dirty dirty dirty demons on these people… that’s because they are so far removed form their Lord and Creator… they are on the road to hell….. enough said

  • itsallinthebook

    I am an Australian and we are just as disgusted with all this transgender bullshit as every other sensible country….. It is not accepted here… it is deplorable.. and an abomination to God…. Romans Chapter 1

    24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

    26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

    28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality,[a] wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving,[b] unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.