Laurel Hubbard will become the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics. Hubbard is a weightlifter from New Zealand and will take part in the Tokyo Olympics. Hubbard previously competed in men’s competitions before transitioning in 2012.
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0:00 – Introduction
0:30 – Story
1:38 – Headline 1: Trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to make history at Tokyo Olympics
4:33 – Headline 2: ‘Polarizing topic’: Sides grapple with fairness of trans women competing on female teams
7:46 – Headline 3: Controversy brews over transgender weightlifter set to create history at Tokyo Olympics
10:37 – Language summary
The New Zealand weightlifter, Laurel Hubbard, is set to become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics. The country’s Olympic Committee has named her as part of the women’s team for the Tokyo Games.
Hubbard competed in men’s competitions before transitioning in 2012.
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Trans issues have gained more media attention in recent years.
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