Transgender Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Sets Masters World Records

This past weekend, New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard set new masters world records while competing at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand. Hubbard made a splash in March when she was the first transgender woman to represent New Zealand in weightlifting at the 2017 Australasian Championships. At that meet, Hubbard snatched 123kg/271lb and clean & jerked 145kg/319lb on her way to gold across the board and new New Zealand weightlifting records.

At the World Masters Games this past weekend, Hubbard again competed in the women's 90+kg in the 35-39 age range. She snatched 131kg/288lb and clean & jerked 149kg/328lb to set new masters world records in the snatch, clean & jerk, and total.

Here is the stream of her lifts. Her snatches begin at 44:20 and her clean & jerks start at the 1:47:00 mark:

Laurel Hubbard's transition from her previous life as Gavin to her new life as a dominant female weightlifter has been highly publicized and people from everywhere have expressed their opinions on it. Through all of that, the heads of both the Australian and New Zealand have shared their support for her and her performances.

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2018 CrossFit Games: Ethan Helbig Works His Way To The Top

Many athletes join the CrossFit community because it provides structure and an alternative to other forms of fitness that might be considered less exciting. The CrossFit Games provides a pinnacle and incentive to drive athletes to reach new goals and compete with other like-minded athletes. 

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20 Days Out From CrossFit Games: Elites Have Endurance On Their Minds

We’re just three weeks out from the 2018 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin, which means the fittest athletes on Earth are putting the final touches on a year’s worth of preparation to get to this point. Most of the work has already been completed — the hay is in the barn, if you will — as the 40 men and 40 women in the individual competition, plus the team and masters/teen competitors, will taper so that their bodies are ready for the grueling five-day test that awaits.