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Weight Lifter Laurel Hubbard Likely to Be First Trans Olympian

has qualified for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, and in doing so, she’s breaking new ground for transgender athletes everywhere.Hubbard, a 43-year-old trans woman, qualified for the games under a rule amendment due to so many competitions being canceled because of the global pandemic, Inside the Games reports. While she qualifies and will likely be named to the official New Zealand team, she has not been confirmed as a team member yet.Under the rule change, athletes needed to compete in fewer events to qualify for the games.

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