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Transgender Weightlifter Makes History by Winning 2 Silver Medals Competing as a Woman in the World Championships

Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has won two silver medals at the world championships. PHOTO: Daily Mail/EPA
  • Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard won two world champs silver medals
  • She became the first New Zealand man or woman to medal at the event
  • The former top male lifter has attracted attention since competing as a woman

By Ben Hill | 5 December 2017

DAILY MAIL (AP) — Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has won two silver medals at the world championships.

The New Zealand weightlifter finished second in the women’s 90kg-plus division snatch category in Anaheim, California on Wednesday.

She is the first New Zealand man or woman to win a medal at the world championships.

Her best successful lift in the snatch came in at 124kg, while she went on to record the fourth-best lift in the clean and jerk category with 151kg. […]

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