Transgender Woman Wins Biological Women’s Weightlifting Contest

39-year-old weightlifter Laurel Hubbard – a transgender woman – dominated the competition while competing in the Australian International, the Herald reports.

Representing New Zealand, Hubbard destroyed her competition in the over 90 kg division, setting 4 records in the process.

Lifting a combined total of 268 kg, Hubbard lifted 19 kg more than Luniarra Sipaia, silver medalist and actual biological woman.

Hubbard emerged last year as an international-caliber lifter. Before then Hubbard had competed nationally as “Gavin Hubbard,” her birth name. After transitioning in her mid 30’s, Hubbard apparently started to find a lot more success in the weightlifting field.

The president of “Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand,” Garry Marshall, told the Herald that Hubbard’s selection had caused issues amongst female lifters but the position of OWNZ was simple.

“We have to follow the policy of the International Olympic Committee and the International Weightlifting Federation. They do not acknowledge in any way the gender identity of an athlete other than male or female; they’re not described as transgender,” Marshall said.

Laurel Hubbard in action. (via Radio Sport)

As one might imagine, people were very vocal with their reactions to this amazing achievement.




  1. livinfree2010

    March 20, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    So no steroids for women, but someone with a penis can take hormones and win? Pretty soon all sports and contests will be eliminated. Why compete against cheaters?

    • happytortuga

      March 20, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Unless it’s a transgender man competing against women, then testosterone is allowed. I am not making that up. I saw that in wrestling. She takes testosterone and competes against women, but it’s all okay because she feels like she is a man.

      • bill66

        March 20, 2017 at 9:17 pm


      • BC

        March 21, 2017 at 6:33 pm

        A female wanting to be a man can take steroids, but a man wanting to be a woman would take estrogen.

        • happytortuga

          March 22, 2017 at 8:14 am

          Should a woman taking testosterone (because she feels like she is a man) compete against other woman who are not allowed to take testosterone?

    • MomaBee

      March 21, 2017 at 10:51 am


  2. Bill Rowland

    March 20, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Maybe this will be the thing that destroys professional sports.

    • arena

      March 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      Nah, just female professional sports, good luck to transgenders going from female to male to win any medal competing against men…

      • THDisqus

        March 20, 2017 at 5:31 pm

        Oh, the irony. Feminists fight for equality. Now they have it …. and they STILL get beat by a guy! Bwahaha! (I’m female. I’m allowed to laugh.)

      • GTKRWN

        March 22, 2017 at 1:54 am

        I’m old enough to remember when this shit was considered a massive scandal in sports. Now we get to pay money to watch trannies beat the shit out of women in a steel cage, while liberals are forced to hold their ground and argue that it’s a good thing.

        This timeline is glorious.

        • BC

          March 22, 2017 at 8:03 am

          It wasn’t much of a scandal they let the man play tennis.

  3. ŦẉỏẾẙәᵴ

    March 20, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    What’s the over/under on a transgender dominating an event at the next Olympics?

    • Jim Madison

      March 20, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      I don’t imagine the odds are very good. 🙂

  4. Diane

    March 20, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Women are going to be seriously injured trying to compete in sports if this unfair trend continues. It needs to be recognized as physically unfair.

    • TinLizzie

      March 20, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      But wait! The feminists have been spending decades saying there is no difference between men and women! Women are not the weaker sex! Are you actually saying there ARE differences between men and women???

      (I totally agree with you, BTW…)

      • GTKRWN

        March 22, 2017 at 1:52 am

        I guess we need to just eliminate gender-divided sports completely. If the women want to play basketball they better learn how to dunk, because we’re only going to be letting the best play from now on. 😀

        • BC

          March 22, 2017 at 8:02 am

          Women do play Basketball, they have an entire league, it’s called the WNBA, but very few people actually watch that.

          • BoyTitan

            March 25, 2017 at 10:55 pm

            He meant get rid of gender division in sports. There would be no WNBA they would have to get good enough to make the nba. His joke went over your head.

    • Paul Adams

      March 20, 2017 at 11:31 pm

      No, no, gender is a social construct. Just ask any feminist.

      • Janet Veitch

        September 4, 2017 at 10:34 am

        gender is a social construct – but sex isn’t – as any feminist will tell you, if you need to know.

        • Paul Adams

          October 22, 2017 at 9:51 pm

          Hahahaha. It’s really whatever the feminists want these days isn’t it? You just love to have you cake and eat it too.

    • CrusadaB

      March 22, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      These records he made should be erased. He’s a MAN.

  5. GetInMyBellyNow

    March 20, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I say bastardize the system until it’s so FUBAR’d that the geniuses fix it themselves and prevent any more ridiculousness in the future. It’s the only way.

    • BC

      March 21, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      Not going to happen, because feminist women have done this to themselves..women want to be like men, so men are now turning the tables

      • THDisqus

        March 21, 2017 at 10:12 pm

        So sad. Men are better at everything. They’re now better at being women than we are. (I’m a very secure female. I don’t mind trying a little facetious anti-trans, anti-feminist humor to make a point.)

        The ONLY thing left to conquer, apparently, is childbirth.

        Just a matter of time, I’m sure.

        • BC

          March 22, 2017 at 8:01 am

          I think they already wait, that was a woman wanting to be a man.

  6. dsoberg

    March 20, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Liberals are such bad strategists. They never know when to call its quits. (David)

  7. positively4thstreet

    March 20, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Does not look like a woman. I have a headache again.

  8. arena

    March 20, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    All the medals and the prizes will be in male hands from now on… Women have no chance, better retire now cause you won’t be no.1 anymore, at least in any sport dealing with endurance or strenght…

    This is comedy gold.

    • Our Bloody Mary Hospital

      March 20, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      The feminists have really bitten themselves in their own flesh with this one hahahah!!!

  9. infowarrior kaimanahila

    March 20, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    All this bullshi* is going to ruin sports. If you don’t know what the hell you are you need to play in your own class of competitors. Make a 3rd category for these control freaks. That is the ONLY fair way to allow them to compete. All the confused freaky control freaks need to compete among themselves only. Let women and men do their sports without interference from Caitlins.

  10. Our Bloody Mary Hospital

    March 20, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Hahahahaha, once respected sports have become a joke due to political correctness, the ancient greek athletes must be spinning past the speed of light in their little colloseum graves xD

  11. Martelson

    March 20, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    The Man won it – the man still is a male regardless of pills, and the knife.

  12. THDisqus

    March 20, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I don’t even know what to say.

    • dsoberg

      March 20, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      Oh, go on, just say it.

      • THDisqus

        March 20, 2017 at 9:01 pm

        Lol. OK. This man is cheating. He couldn’t win against his own gender, so he borrowed the female pronoun (the only thing that makes him a woman) and won a medal. I would disqualify him for poor sportsmanship alone. What kind of person does that? If you want to pretend you’re a female, at least do the honorable thing and go into synchronized swimming. Give the women a chance.

        There. Said it.

  13. dsoberg

    March 20, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Kinda reminds me of gerrymandering.

    So that’s why Republicans have been winning all theses districts. They just cheat and change the rules.

    Welcome to your own Republican World. You’re such honourable gentlemen.

    • UpNorth2

      March 20, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      Because dems have never gerrymandered districts when they’re in power?

    • Heartland Patriot

      March 21, 2017 at 9:38 am

      Gerrymandering is always used by the party in charge to gain advantage. So, go consume a large quantity of fecal matter and expire.

  14. EB

    March 20, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    How can this weightlifter even hold “their” head up? Surely “they” must know what “they” did is wrong? “It” takes the 30 odd years of development in one gender to totally dominate in the other? Any normal level thinking individual would die of shame and certainly not accept a medal. Trying to remain gender neutral there, probably getting it totally wrong.

  15. happytortuga

    March 20, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Get rid of Title IX. We don’t need it since gender is a social construct.

  16. DaisyToo

    March 20, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    This man may “feel” like he’s a woman. But he sure as hell looks exactly like a man.

  17. charles_1

    March 20, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    It’s going to be interesting to watch as men become better women in every measurable category.


    March 20, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    women want equality? women want equal pay? how about equal work.. equal effort. mma and boxing… men and women should be able to fight each other in the same weight class. enough of the split. make all sports multi gender. i’d love to see a female quarterback get creamed by a couple 300lb beasts. its completely fair.

  19. Susan Simpson

    March 20, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    There is NO WAY this dude could be mistaken for a woman. Please make it stop!

  20. memphis

    March 20, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    It’s over ladies. Sports will be 100% male dominated, even the female part of it.

  21. Yasmine

    March 20, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Is there any research on the rate of transgenderism in competitive sports (especially female sports) compared to the population as a whole? Because if it’s massively skewed – and I bet it is – that either means sport causes insanity or athletes are knowingly bullshitting for the glory and cash.

  22. missSigmund

    March 20, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    This is a great time for a business opportunity. Start a organization that insists on being naturally born women in order to win gold you got a big audience. the entire world who wants no part of crazy…and all the athletes who are done playing crazy.

  23. Dustin

    March 20, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Soon there won’t be a record left actually held by a female if this trend continues. Doesn’t this actually go against feminist in every way possible? Proving male and females aren’t equal since men who are “female” just beat actual females?

    • BC

      March 22, 2017 at 8:10 am

      Does it go against the Feminist? No, their brains are upside down or something anyway. But to everyone else in the world yes, it goes against what the ‘claims’ they make.

      To these ‘feminist’ to even give birth to a child is some how against ‘womanhood’. But who knows maybe it was their own mothers who wished they could abort them.

  24. dsoberg

    March 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm


    A trans is a man. And CAN NOT change.

    But a gay can somehow PRAY it AWAY.

    Praise be the name of the LORD.

    It proves the spellbinding wicked stupidity of the right.

    • suqsid4

      March 20, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      You’re an idiot.

      • Unlucky#

        March 21, 2017 at 9:43 pm

        dsoberg is a massive troll around here that wouldn’t care if the world was about to end. He would just sit on his computer and drink day old Starbucks coffee and keep writing how conservatives are the reincarnations of Hitler, or something. It’s pathetic.

  25. dsoberg

    March 20, 2017 at 7:17 pm

  26. Manius

    March 20, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Time for “community nullification” – everyone who cares (not me) should ignore the fake winner and treat the “2nd” as the real winner.

  27. breandan

    March 20, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Even Serena and Venus Williams won’t be winning any more matches if this is allowed to continue.

    Swimming, tennis, basketball, etc, kiss it all goodbye. The next Olympics are going to be weird.

    “1998: Karsten Braasch vs. the Williams sistersAnother event dubbed a “Battle of the Sexes” took place during the 1998 Australian Open[32] between Karsten Braasch and the Williams sisters. Venus and Serena Williams,
    aged 17 and 16 respectively, had claimed that they could beat any male
    player ranked outside the world’s top 200, so Braasch, then ranked
    203rd, challenged them both. Braasch was described by one journalist as
    “a man whose training regime centered around a pack of cigarettes and
    more than a couple bottles of ice cold lager”.[33][34] The matches took place on court number 12 in Melbourne Park,[35]
    after Braasch had finished a round of golf and two beers. He first took
    on Serena and after leading 5–0, beat her 6–1. Venus then walked on
    court and again Braasch was victorious, this time winning 6–2.[36]
    Braasch said afterwards, “500 and above, no chance”. He added that he
    had played like someone ranked 600th in order to keep the game “fun”.[37]
    Braasch said the big difference was that men can chase down shots much
    easier, and that men put spin on the ball that the women can’t handle.
    The Williams sisters adjusted their claim to beating men outside the top

  28. Priscilla

    March 20, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    He does not look like he’s been on estrogen for over a year.

  29. hoodaticus ✓ᶠᴿᴱᴱ ᴹᴵᴸᴼ

    March 20, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    My instantaneous and very bisexual reaction to that pic was that it’s a dude. My penis never lies.

  30. Tom Sullivan

    March 20, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I guess he must have been struggling to win medals as a man, so decided to go “transgender” to improve his chances.

    • TinLizzie

      March 22, 2017 at 8:53 am

      If that’s his reasoning, then his mental illness is worse than I thought.

  31. What Are You Looking At?

    March 20, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    No more sports since there is no objective criteria by which to judge.

  32. SGH

    March 20, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    real women will have to boycott all sport that transgender compete in – this is just so stupid – the world is crazy.

  33. bill66

    March 20, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    So…. a dude… beat a bunch of women in power lifting. But… it’s ok… because he “thinks” he is a woman. Yes… that sure is liberal-ness for you. Enjoy women. Now men will beat the snot out of women in every women’s competition. Hope you like it.

  34. bill66

    March 20, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Now that they can compete together… and men beat them… I wonder if women will keep saying they can do anything as well as a guy.

  35. HT

    March 21, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Newsflash, men are physically stronger than women, even the ones that pretend they are female. Science bitches!

  36. SB2017

    March 21, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Good, let these idiots realize their own mistakes by allowing this kind of nonsense, THEY will have to protest their own rules soon enough and it’ll be hilarious

  37. PaulMurrayCbr

    March 21, 2017 at 8:43 am

    The simple way to cut through this whole mess is to not have separate men’s and women’s competitions at all. Just give out cash and prizes to whomever can lift the most weight, or hit a tennis ball for longer, or whatever. Let’s have an end to the special olympics. The fact that men will dominate all sport doesn’t become an issue once you cease to draw a distinction between men and women.

    After all – isn’t having events set aside for only women just like having a special marathon event set aside for white people?

  38. DooDooMcGhee

    March 21, 2017 at 10:12 am

    It puts the lotion on it’s skin.

  39. MomaBee

    March 21, 2017 at 10:51 am

    The Left is morally reprehensible. Bottom of the barrel. Hope the feminists go bonkers over this.

    • Airron

      March 21, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      They won’t. This is exactly what they want.

  40. gmama91401

    March 21, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    I would think that the feminists SHOULD be upset. I see it as EXCESSIVE male dominance… of women and ‘women’s sports.

  41. my opinion

    March 21, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    He does not even look at all like a Women! WTF! This is not right. How Sad that we are losing all sense of Right and Wrong. And they don’t care to be fair to all. Where is their Common Sense? All Women should refused to compete against anyone Transgender. They should have their own competitions.

  42. Ms_Fortune

    March 21, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    The guy transitioned in his mid 30’s 30 years of male bone density among other things.

    You know what? At this point just let them compete, let all those transexuals compete, let them obliterate women at sports, let transgender women into MMA and give us another Fallon Fox situation where he smashed someone’s orbital bone.

    Outside of a huge outcry this shit is just gonna keep happening, worst part of it is that the athletes themselves want no part of it, but political correctness demands a sacrifice, meanwhile that poor girl that trained her ASS off to get there is soundly beaten by a man in a wig.

    Fucked up is what it is.

  43. dipflo

    March 21, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    illegitimate and vain – it’s also an abomination.

  44. GTKRWN

    March 22, 2017 at 1:50 am

    If I’m a dude, but I “self-identify” as a swole, can I get legal steroids too?

  45. Jennifer

    March 22, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks Bruce Jenner for introducing this fucked up reality to sports. Freaks every where

  46. CrusadaB

    March 22, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    So, a man won the women’s competition. Insane.

  47. Jae Berry Brown

    March 23, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    There’s not enough info in this story to tell us how bad a man weightlifter he was. One thing we do know, he is ambitious. Found a way to use steroids. Time for a commentator slot on CNN!

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