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Trans Woman Weightlifter May Be In Olympics
« on: May 06, 2021, 04:55:29 PM »
A trans woman (former male) Olympic lifter from New Zealand may be in the Tokyo Olympics:

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1107439/hubbard-qualifies-after-rule-change

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Re: Trans Woman Weightlifter May Be In Olympics
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2021, 05:13:01 PM »
See Soul Crusher’s thread on this same topic.

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Re: Trans Woman Weightlifter May Be In Olympics
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2021, 02:51:27 AM »
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It confirms a remarkable comeback by Hubbard, who at 43 will be the oldest weightlifter at Tokyo 2020.

Only three years ago she feared her career was over because of a serious elbow injury sustained at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Hubbard’s best total in qualifying is 285 kilograms, which puts her very much in the reckoning for a place on the podium in the women’s super-heavyweights in Tokyo.

Is this person's 285-kg total even remotely impressive among males? I'm not familiar what Olympic lift totals even represent...but to be the oldest competitor, past the prime age of strongmen by about five years if not more [which may or may not be the prime age for Olympic lifters], and injured, no less - I'm guessing teen males in much lighter weight classes routinely beat this total?

Was this...thing...in the news attempting to sue some powerlifting organization over the same topic?

If biological males are allowed to compete in women's sports, we may as well say goodbye to women's sports now.

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Re: Trans Woman Weightlifter May Be In Olympics
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2021, 10:09:13 AM »
He must be so proud to win a woman's gold medal. ::)

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Re: Trans Woman Weightlifter May Be In Olympics
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2021, 02:03:05 PM »
Is this person's 285-kg total even remotely impressive among males? I'm not familiar what Olympic lift totals even represent...but to be the oldest competitor, past the prime age of strongmen by about five years if not more [which may or may not be the prime age for Olympic lifters], and injured, no less - I'm guessing teen males in much lighter weight classes routinely beat this total?

Was this...thing...in the news attempting to sue some powerlifting organization over the same topic?

If biological males are allowed to compete in women's sports, we may as well say goodbye to women's sports now.

It's ok because nobody watches or cares about women's sports anyway.

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Re: Trans Woman Weightlifter May Be In Olympics
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2021, 02:06:39 PM »
It's ok because nobody watches or cares about women's sports anyway.

I honestly don't know anyone who watches women's sports.

Not even any women.

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Re: Trans Woman Weightlifter May Be In Olympics
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2021, 02:10:25 PM »
I honestly don't know anyone who watches women's sports.

Not even any women.

Olympic weightlifting's popularity on a scale of 1 to 10 = 3

Olympic weightlifting's popularity with trans athletes on a scale of 1 to 10 = 0

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Re: Trans Woman Weightlifter May Be In Olympics
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2021, 02:12:54 PM »
There is a tipping point to every horrible idea.

The only question is how many trans-women have to defeat American bio-women before the uprising begins. My bet says that it will take a team of trans-women soccer players to crush the USA lesbian national team before they revolt.

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Re: Trans Woman Weightlifter May Be In Olympics
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2021, 03:08:54 PM »
I honestly don't know anyone who watches women's sports.

Not even any women.
But they still demand equal revenue and sponsorship.

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Re: Trans Woman Weightlifter May Be In Olympics
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2021, 09:42:25 PM »
But they still demand equal revenue and sponsorship.

Haha, yeah - despite generating nowhere near the revenue.

Mods: can we merge these two threads?:

http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=672272.0

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Re: Trans Woman Weightlifter May Be In Olympics
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2021, 05:00:37 AM »
Its beyond ridiculous and extremely unfair to the female comnpetitors

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Re: Trans Woman Weightlifter May Be In Olympics
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2021, 05:19:15 AM »
Its beyond ridiculous and extremely unfair to the female comnpetitors

x2.  Bay no likey  >:(

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Re: Trans Woman Weightlifter May Be In Olympics
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2021, 05:42:04 AM »
x2.  Bay no likey  >:(

I know Bay likey a prime Don Youngblood.

Does Bay likey a prime Dennis Newman?

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Re: Trans Woman Weightlifter May Be In Olympics
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2021, 06:10:36 AM »
There is a tipping point to every horrible idea.

The only question is how many trans-women have to defeat American bio-women before the uprising begins. My bet says that it will take a team of trans-women soccer players to crush the USA lesbian national team before they revolt.

 Well, a high school boys team beat them already.