We get a “twofer” with this “Olympian.” The oldest competitor – 43, and a tranny. Add to that he competed as a man in weightlifting prior to his “transitioning.” We knew this was coming. Back in 2015 the Olympic committee approved transgendered competitors. I have yet to figure out how the women’s movement can support this nonsense. Worldwide, out of close to seven billion souls, only a handful of men claim to be transgendered. Out of that, we are going to allow them to turn women’s sports upside down. Then to add to the fun of the Olympics: Transgender Olympian Wants To Burn US Flag On The Podium.
You know the drill, no need to repeat how this effects girls and women in sports:
Laurel Hubbard, a male-to-female transgender weightlifter, is set to make history as the first openly transgender person to participate in the Olympics.
Hubbard, 43, was selected to join New Zealand’s weightlifting team at the Olympics in Tokyo this summer. Hubbard is the oldest weightlifter to be competing in the games.
“Look, I’ve heard that and I think it’s incredibly disrespectful to the other competitors,” Hubbard said in 2017. “I don’t believe there is any fundamental difference between me and the other athletes, and to suggest there is is slightly demeaning to them.”
Hubbard competed in men’s weightlifting competitions before undergoing transgender surgery in 2013. In 2015, the International Olympic Committee announced it would allow a transgender female to participate in women’s competitions as long as the athlete’s testosterone measured below 10 nanomoles per liter for at least a year prior to competing.
Hubbard dominated female weightlifting after transitioning. Hubbard set four national weightlifting records for New Zealand at the 2017 Australian International & Australian Open in Melbourne. Hubbard also unseated Lambrechs as the top female competitor in their weight class.
From an earlier B-ville post:
January 25, 2016
There’s great news for adventurous male Olympic hopefuls: if they declare themselves women and reduce their testosterone below 10 nmol/L for at least 12 months prior to competition, they can compete against ladies.
There’s even better news for these men; according to transgender guidelines approved by the International Olympic Committee, genitalia does not serve as a prerequisite. The guidelines state: “To require surgical anatomical changes as a pre-condition to participation is not necessary to preserve fair competition and may be inconsistent with developing legislation and notions of human rights.”
The IOC ignores evidence that the fairness of male to female transition still leaves men larger in general than the women they compete against. As Robert S. Beil, M.D., of Montefiore Medical Group, acknowledged, “MTF trans people tend to be bigger, and may have certain strengths from before they started using estrogen.” As noted in a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine
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“My goal is to win the Olympics so I can burn a US flag on the podium. This is what they focus on during a pandemic. Hurting trans children,” BMX rider Chelsea Wolfe Wrote on Facebook in March, Fox reported. The athlete said that the comment doesn’t mean she doesn’t care about the U.S. and those who misunderstand the remark are “sorely mistaken.”
The 28-year-old Florida native started BMX racing at the age of 6 and began competing in 2014, according to Wolfe’s bio page.
“Qualifying to represent the US national team for the sport that I love is something I consider to be one of my life’s greatest achievements. Through so many obstacles in my way on top of the standard challenges that every athlete will face when working for this dream I persevered and the difficulty of this task is why I’m so proud to accomplish it.”
New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard on Monday became the first openly transgender athlete to be selected to compete in the Olympics this summer.
Other than that all is well in the swamp.