Trans athlete got booted from the competition.
New Zealand transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard competed and failed Monday in women’s +87kg weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics.
In Hubbard’s first attempt, the weightlifter tried to lift 120kg and failed.
In the 43-year-old’s second attempt, Hubbard lifted a very shaky 125kg overhead. One of the female commentators noted that it was very surprising that the questionable 125kg lift wasn’t challenged with an appeal.
However, later, the jury ruled the try a “no lift,” according to ESPN.
On the third attempt, Hubbard could not lift the 125kg, bouncing the weightlifter from the competition.