Since her place at the Olympics was confirmed, Hubbard has found herself at the center of a global conversation, a lightning rod for a deeply polarizing debate over gender, inclusivity and fairness in sports. By participating in the weight lifting competition, Hubbard became the history maker, a title that weighs heavy on a woman who says she wants nothing more than to disappear back into obscurity in her native New Zealand.

Desde que se confirmó su lugar en los Juegos Olímpicos, Hubbard se ha encontrado en el centro de una conversación global, un pararrayos para un debate profundamente polarizador sobre género, inclusión y equidad en los deportes. Al participar en la competencia de levantamiento de pesas, Hubbard se convirtió en la creadora de historia, un título que pesa mucho para una mujer que dice que no quiere nada más que volver a desaparecer en la oscuridad en su nativa Nueva Zelanda.

“While I recognize that my involvement in sport is a topic of considerable interest to some, in some ways I’m looking forward to this being the end of my journey as an athlete and the attention that comes from it.”

By Tariq Panja for the NYT
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/03/sports/olympics/laurel-hubbard-transgender-weight-lifter.html?smid=url-share