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Laurel Hubbard


Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has suffered what is likely a career-ending elbow injury at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. The New Zealand athlete was reportedly leading with a lift of 120kg in her 90kg-plus class on Monday, but injured her arm after attempting to lift 132kg and was forced to withdraw. Hubbard said …

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Trans-Tasman rivalry is nothing new… but New Zealand has fought back to ensure transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard can lift gold at the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Weightlifting New Zealand has shunned claims by its Australian counterpart that Kiwi weightlifter Hubbard should be banned from the Games. Garry Marshall, president of Olympic Weightlifting …

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