Transgender Weightlifter Awarded Title ‘Sportswoman of the Year’

A New Zealand weightlifter who failed to advance beyond the first round in the Olympics has been named “Sportswoman of the Year.”

Laurel Hubbard, who became the first openly transgender Olympic competitor, was honored by the University of Otago last week, according to the New Zealand Herald.

Hubbard, 43, caused controversy by making the Olympics, leading to a debate over whether biological women who should have been in the competition were pushed aside in the rules that allowed him to compete as a woman. Source: Western Journal (Read More)

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