A male to female weightlifter out of New Zealand is claiming he has no advantage over the women that compete against him.
Laurel Hubbard who changed his gender to female 4 years ago told Newshub there is no “fundamental” difference between male and female competitors. He also said saying otherwise is “disrespectful” to the women he beats.
“But some of her rivals’ coaching staff have publicly questioned whether she has an unfair psychological advantage, having previously lifted heavier weights as a man,” said Newshub.
Hubbard stated, “Look, I’ve heard that and I think it’s incredibly disrespectful to the other competitors.”
“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,”