New Zealand’s Hubbard is first transgender weightlifter to compete at Olympics

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    Laurel Hubbard hefted 628 pounds (285 kilograms) in two lifts on the way to qualifying in the women’s super-heavyweight division for the Tokyo Olympics.

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