[Ed. – It’s not clear that this dude is even making token gestures like taking an over-the-counter estrogen supplement. From the photos, it looks like he’s just showing up in full masculine mode and saying, “I am woman, see me lift.” Of course, eventually more men are going to figure it out, and this pansy will have to compete against men again. Women? They’ll be stuck, medal-less, calling big, burly fellows “she” and feeling ripped off. Some of them don’t even deserve that.]
A New Zealand man has discovered the secret to dominating women’s weightlifting: identify as a woman while remaining a biological man, and then out lift all the biological women in the competition.
That strategy worked famously for Laurel Hubbard, a biological man identifying as a woman who used his biological advantages to run away with the Australian International weightlifting competition in Melbourne, where Hubbard set four new records while leaving the competition in the dust.
Some competitors congratulated Hubbard after the event, while others felt less inclined to do so. Bronze medalist Kaitlyn Fassina said, “She is who she is. That’s the way the politics…and what the New Zealanders have decided. I can’t say much more than that. She is seen as female and that’s the way it is.”