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US News Transgender Hubbard: Without Medal, but with Embassy

17:48  02 august  2021
17:48  02 august  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Laurel Hubbard shaped a heart with her hands and bowed to farewell. A good half an hour only the New Zealand Weigher was the focus of this memorable day in the long history of Olympic Games.

Verpasste im Gewichtheben eine Medaille: Laurel Hubbard. © Swen Pförner / DPA missed a medal: Laurel Hubbard.

as the first Olympia athlete that has openly adapted its gender identity. As transgender. As a person who is not belonging to the gender attributed to her at birth.

"Embassy more important than the medal"

The 43-year-old today lived with a male attribution after her birth for 35 years. Now she joined in Tokyo in the Women's Competition in the weight class over 87 kilograms. The sports weight, most recently because of all its scandals argely advised, suddenly interested the sports world. But the hoped by Hubbard (and feared by some critics) medal was denied her after three invalid attempts. The Olympic duel from tearing and kicking went to end for her. Gold won the Chinese Wengen Li, silver went to Emily Jade Campbell from Great Britain, bronze to Sarah Elizabeth Robles from the USA. Hubbard was last.

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But that evening, the message was more important than the medal anyway. "Sport is something for all people, he is inclusive, he grants all access," Hubbard said later, when she was still a bit the voice trembled. "Of course, I realize what controversies my participation in these games surrounded." That Hubbard was allowed to compete was evaluated as an important sign and strong embassy.

For the International Olympic Committee For President Thomas Bach, it was a sign of openness and inclusion. For some competitor, on the other hand, a "bad joke", as the Belgian Anna van Bellingen formulated because she feared unfair conditions.

At 20:29 local time, Hubbard entered the stage in the Tokyo International Forum for the first time on Monday evening. As during the five-minute countdown in front of the competition "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor and "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple, the camera remained a moment longer at Hubbard than the other athletes. She smiled shortly, closed his eyes.

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«Let's Go» called someone from the ranks of the auditorium reminiscent of a concert hall when she reached the dumbbell bar. But Hubbard dropped the dumbbell at 120 kilograms behind the ground. The second attempt at 125 kilos was declared invalid, even in the third she failed. At 8:39 pm, the sporting competition for Hubbard had already finished again. Shortly after nine, she passed himself through a black metal door. After a media casserole, which was visibly unpleasant. "Everyone is waiting for the same person here," said one of the helpers who tried to sort camera, photographers and reporters in queues.

At the first cameras Hubbard went over, an orange hat on his head, a black mouth nose protection on the face. Finally, she still reached a microphone, visibly moved some sentences, but answered no questions. In recent years, she had practically given interviews, quoted again and again statements from her from the year 2017.

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Hubbard thanks for support

"I am who I am. I'm not there to change the world. I just want to be me and do what I do, "Hubbard said then in the public-legal television of her homeland. Now they talked a few words of thanks: to the IOC, the hosts Japan and the weightlifting world association.

The IOC has paved the way for transgender participants years ago with a guideline for the testosterone level of a person explained to the woman, which should be at most 10 nanomol per liter of blood before the competition for at least twelve months. A new frame for dealing with trans-persons should be staked within the next two months.

The Japanese host thanked Hubbard for the efforts during the Coronavirus pandemic. About the World Association IMF she said, "You always supported me. You have shown that weightlifting is open for all people in the world. »

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