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Flat White New Zealand

Laurel Hubbard? No thank you

4 August 2021

4:32 PM

4 August 2021

4:32 PM

The footage today of three of the strongest women in the world politely declining to comment on the entrance of a male into their sport made my heart break for girls.   

Footage is going around of the three medallists in the 87kg category of the women’s weightlifting being interviewed. The women seemed happy at chatty at the interview until they were asked; “It’s an historic night here, with Laurel Hubbard competing as the first openly transgender in an individual event, I was wondering, you know, what you felt about that, and what you felt that it took place in your sport”.  

There was nine seconds of silence before the American’s Sarah Robles (33) leaned forward...

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