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Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard will become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics after being selected by New Zealand for the women’s event at the Tokyo Games, a decision set to test the ideal of fair competition in sports.

Hubbard will compete in the super-heavyweight 87-kg category. Her selection was made possible by updated qualifying requirements. The 43-year-old competed in men’s weightlifting competitions before transitioning in 2013.

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