A Transgender Athlete Just Officially Qualified for the Olympics for the First Time Ever

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand, a man who identifies as female, will compete in the Tokyo Summer Games as the first sanctioned transgender Olympian.

Hubbard’s selection had been expected under the complex International Weightlifting Federation rules that limit weightlifting selections among countries.

He is eligible for the Summer Games despite having competed against other men up until 2013 under Olympic rules enacted in 2015 that allow men to compete as women if their testosterone levels are sufficiently low. Source: Western Journal

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