Male-Born Athletes Do Not Belong in Women’s Sports

A trans woman could qualify for the women’s weightlifting at the 2020 Olympics.

Laurel Hubbard, a weightlifter from New Zealand, is attempting to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Hubbard won two gold medals at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa, and will try to qualify for the Olympics at the Oceania Championships in April.

The only problem here is that Hubbard was born male, but competes in women’s categories. Laurel competed as Gavin Hubbard prior to transitioning seven years ago.

Male-to-female trans athletes have been allowed to compete in the Olympics since 2016, provided they meet certain testosterone levels. But this ignores the in-built advantages of being born male.

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