The transgender debate in women’s sport has been reignited after New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard won two gold medals at the recent Pacific Games, being accused of “robbing” fellow competitors of victory.
Hubbard, 41, was born as Gavin before transitioning in her 30s, and picked up double gold in the women’s over 192lbs category at the Samoa 2019 games over the weekend.
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Hubbard is eligible to compete after meeting International Olympic Committee (IOC) criteria regarding testosterone levels for transgender athletes.
But the gold medal haul has been met with anger from Samoa 2019 organizers and many online.
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