Tokyo Olympics: Laurel Hubbard out of weightlifting after failing to register profitable carry

Laurel Hubbard


At 43, Hubbard is the third oldest lifter in Olympic history
Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard made Olympic history but failed to record a successful lift in the women’s +87kg weightlifting.

She became the first openly transgender athlete to compete at a Games in a different gender category to the one in which they were born.

But after a failed attempt to lift 120kg and two failed efforts at 125kg in the snatch, her competition ended.

Team GB’s Emily Campbell won silver, with gold going to China’s Li Wenwen.

Campbell became the first British woman to win an Olympic weightlifting medal with her combined total of 283kg.

China’s Li lifted an Olympic record of 320kg to take the title, with American Sarah Robles claiming bronze with 282kg.

Hubbard said: “I know that from a…