Australian weightlifting CEO wants Kiwi transgender lifter Laurel Hubbard banned from Commonwealth Games | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Australian weightlifting CEO wants Kiwi transgender lifter Laurel Hubbard banned from Commonwealth Games

Australia has asked for a transgender weightlifter to be banned from the Commonwealth Games, saying she has an unfair advantage over her rivals.

Kiwi Laurel Hubbard, 39, was granted permission to compete in this year's Gold Coast commonwealth Games for the women's weightlifting event.

Since then Michael Keelan, the CEO of the Australian Weightlifting Federation, disputed the decision to let the champion weightlifter compete in a letter.

According to the Sunday Telegraph Keelan wrote there was a significant disadvantage to female weight lifters.

"It is our strong view that weightlifting has always been a gender-specific sport, male and female, not a competition among individuals of various levels of testosterone," he wrote.

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