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Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard picks up sportswoman of the year award

Daily Star's biggest headlines straight to your inbox!Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has picked up the New Zealand sportswoman of the year award after being awarded the prize by the University of Otago earlier this week.Hubbard made history in securing prize, after becoming the first transgender athlete to win the award in its 113-year history.This isn’t the first time the 43-year-old has written herself in the sporting history books this year, as the Auckland athlete became the first openly transgender competitor at the Olympic Games following her appearance in Tokyo this summer.Despite making Olympic history Hubbard failed to record a single successful lift at the Games, after two failed attempts at 125 kg and one at 120 kg,

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