Transgender lifter Hubbard retires after Olympic debut

Site Login

Lost your password? (close)

Flowbaze.ng

Welcome, Guest: Join Flowbaze.ng / / Advertise / Privacy / Recent / Terms and Conditions / News
Stats: 3 members, 23007 topics. Date: Friday, 21st January 2022

Transgender lifter Hubbard retires after Olympic debut

Flowbaze.ng Forum / Transgender lifter Hubbard retires after Olympic debut / Category / 9Jaflavour Sports / Transgender lifter Hubbard retires after Olympic debut (0 Views)

(0) (Reply)

Transgender lifter Hubbard retires after Olympic debut by : 11:19 am On August 4, 2021

New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard competes in the women’s +87kg weightlifting competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo on August 2, 2021. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has announced she will retire in the wake of her groundbreaking appearance at the Tokyo Olympics this week.

The New Zealander on Monday contested the +87kg category weightlifting, in a debut the International Olympic Committee (IOC) described as the first appearance by an openly transgender woman at an Olympics.

While her appearance on sport’s biggest stage was short-lived — an “overwhelmed” Hubbard failed to complete a successful lift — it was hailed by trans activists as a historic occasion for a marginalised community.

It also sparked a firestorm of debate about transgender participation in women’s sport.

The intensely private Hubbard said she was now ready to step away from the spotlight.

“Age has caught up with me. In fact if we’re being honest it probably caught up with me some time ago,” said Hubbard, who at 43 was more than 20 years older than most of her rivals.

“My involvement in sport is probably due, if nothing else, to heroic amounts of anti-inflammatories, and it’s probably time for me to start thinking about hanging up the boots and concentrating on other things in my life.”

Hubbard praised the IOC for showing “moral leadership” in adopting inclusive polices that allowed her to participate at the Games.

“I’m not sure that a role model is something I could ever aspire to be, instead I hope that just by being I can provide some sense of encouragement,” she told reporters.

Critics argue athletes such as Hubbard, who was born male and transitioned to female in her 30s, have physical benefits hardwired into their bodies during their formative years.

These include greater muscle mass and lung capacity, leading to fears that female-born athletes could be forced to compete on an uneven playing field.

The IOC, under guidelines adopted in 2003, only allowed transgender participation for athletes who had undergone gender reassignment surgery but dropped the requirement in 2015, instead focusing on lower testosterone levels.

The governing body is set to release new guidelines on the issue after the Tokyo Games are completed.

Hubbard said she welcomed the discussion about the issues her debut had highlighted.

“I’m certain that a conversation needs to be had,” she said.

“Although we have rules at the moment, they will no doubt change and evolve as more is known about transgender athletes and what that means for participation in sport.”

Reply


(0) (Reply)

‘Best Super Eagles Performance In Recent Years’ – Oliseh Reacts To Afcon Win Over Egypt / Afcon 2021: ‘We Weren’t On The Pitch’ – Queiroz Laments Egypt’s First Half Display Against Nigeria / SUPERB! Eagles’ Ratings In 1-0 Win Against Egypt – AFCON 2021 Group / Egypt Coach Queiroz: We Only Started Playing In The Second- Half Against Super Eagles / Yusuf Demir Loan To Barcelona Will Be Cancelled /  

Sections: 2Baba (2) 9jaflavour Celebrity News (806) 9Jaflavour Sports (3890) Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (1) Abia State (1) Abuja (1) Academics (2) Accidents (1) Adamawa state (2) Admission (1) Advertising (1) AEW Dynamite (7) Africa (2) Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) (19) Ahmed Lawan (1) Alex Iwobi (1) Aliko Dangote (3) All Elite Wrestling (AEW) (27) Amazon (2) Animals (1) Applications (2) Arsenal FC (11) Aston Villa FC (2) Aviation (5) Banditry (5) Banking & Finance (6) Basketmouth (2) Bayelsa state (1) BBNAIJA (16) BBnaija2021 (5) Betting (26) Beverages (1) Biography (23) Birthday (13) Bitcoin (1) Bobrisky (5) Brands (3) Bruno Fernandes (1) Burna Boy (2) Business (124) Cameroon (1) Canada (1) Cardi B (1) Celebrities (159) Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) (1) Chelsea FC (3) China (1) Colleges (2) Companies (6) Coronavirus (1) Countries (2) Court (2) COVID-19 (11) Crime (1) Cristiano Ronaldo (4) Cryptocurrency (3) Davido (5) Destiny Etiko (1) Devotionals (17) DJ Cuppy (4) Dollar (1) Don Jazzy (1) Dorathy (1) Drugs (2) Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) (1) E Extra updates (1) Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) (1) Economy (34) Education (14) Elections (4) Emperor Ashoka (1) English Premier League (EPL) (1) Erica (1) Europe (1) Events (5) Everton FC (3) FC Barcelona (6) FC Bayern Munich (1) Federal government of Nigeria (FGN) (5) FIFA (6) Food (5) Football (123) Foreign (2) Fraud (1) Funke Akindele (2) Gernot Rohr (2) Ghana (5) Glow TV (1) Gombe state (1) Government (7) Guardian Politics News (4538) Harry Maguire (1) Health (30) Hope Uzodinma (1) ICT (3) Ideas (1) Impact Wrestling (3) Industries (3) Inflations (1) Innovations (1) Insecurity (1) Instagram (5) Interview (1) Job Vacancies (90) Job Vacancy (89) Ka3na (1) Kaduna state (3) Kano state (2) Kanye West (3) Kevin De Bruyne (1) Kidnapping (2) Lagos state (11) Lionel Messi (3) Liverpool FC (2) Loan (1) Manchester City FC (2) Manchester United FC (5) Marketing (1) Markets (2) Marriage (12) Mikel Arteta (1) Muhammadu Buhari (3) Musics (3) My heart knows (1) Naira (5) Naira Marley (3) Nasarawa state (2) Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai (1) National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (NASS) (1) National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) (1) Natural disasters (1) NCDC (1) New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) (2) New Year (1) News (633) Nigeria (47) Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) (1) Nollywood (3) NWA Power (2) Obi Cubana (5) Oil & gas (5) Olamide (1) Olympics (1) Omah Lay (1) Open Heavens (17) Osun State (2) Plateau State (5) Poland (1) Police (3) Polytechnics (2) Profiles (23) Rape (1) Real Madrid CF (2) Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) (1) Relationship (2) Religion (1) Research (1) Ring of Honor Wrestling (3) S.S.C. Napoli (2) Schools (4) Science & Tech (1) Security updates (1) Serie A (2) Shows (6) soccernet.ng (231) Social Media (3) Softwares (1) Starlife (24) stories (1112) Sunnewsonline (7888) Super eagles (14) Teasers (1) Teniola Apata (1) test (1505) Therealchelseafans (50) Tiwa Savage (1) Tochi (1) Tottenham Hotspur FC (2) Trading (1) Travel (2) Twitter (1) United Kingdom (UK) (4) Universities (4) Valentine (1) Victor Osimhen (1) Vince McMahon (5) Waje (1) Water (4) Wiki (23) Wishes (1) Wizkid (5) Wrestling (121) Wrestling Headlines - WWE Raw Results (40) Wrestlingheadlines WWE News (2906) WWE (50) WWE NXT (7) WWE Raw (5) WWE SmackDown (4) Yul Edochie (1) Zamfara State (1) Zeeworld (1)

Links: (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

Flowbaze.ng - Copyright © 2016 - Pedro Great. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise.
Disclaimer: Every member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on this Forum.