GOLD COAST, April 10 ― The elbow injury that forced transgender competitor Laurel Hubbard out of the Commonwealth Games weightlifting competition has ended her career, she said today. Having led the standings in the 90+kg division with a lift of 120kg in the snatch on Monday, she injured her arm after attempting 132kg with her third effort and was forced to withdraw.
The 40-year-old, whose participation was criticised as “unfair” by the Samoan team, said at the time she thought she had ruptured a ligament in her left elbow.
Hubbard told media today the injury was career-ending and she would not compete again.
The 40-year-old, who lived as Gavin Hubbard until four years ago and competed at national level as a man, finished second in the women's super-heavyweights behind American Sarah Robles at the world championships in December. ― Reuters