Guess who just won a women’s weightlifting competition.
Yup, you guessed it: A man.
According to Yahoo! News out of Australia, a New Zealand weightlifter named Gavin Hubbard who says he’s transitioned to Laurel Hubbard and has the testosterone levels of a women, has beat out all of the women at a competition in Melbourne on Sunday.
Not surprisingly, his win didn’t go over well with everyone.
Competitor Deborah Acason complained, saying, “We all deserve to be on an even playing field. It’s difficult when you believe that you’re not. If it’s not even, why are we doing the sport?”
Another competitor, a Rio olympian, even forced herself to lose weight so she could be in a different category and not have to compete against Hubbard.
But Hubbard’s win is being allowed.
And according to The Daily Caller Phil Gifford is blasting anyone who is complaining about Hubbard’s victory, especially women, saying that “[Hubbard] is completely entitled, I believe, to compete and anybody who says otherwise is either being, I think, very prejudiced, which is the main thing I would imagine, or just jealous of the fact that maybe this woman has come along and she’s better than the female competitors,” Phil Gifford said.
Ironically, Gifford still separated Hubbard from the “female competitors” in the wording of his statement.
Hubbard lifted approximately 591 pounds in the 90kg weight division, winning over the second-place biological woman, who lifted about 572 pounds.
What do you think of this?