Transgender Olympian Laurel Hubbard Retires After Finishing Last in Olympics

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Transgender Olympian Laurel Hubbard has announced her retirement after making history at the Olympics.

The New Zealand weightlifter may have finished last, but her name will forever be etched in sports history.

After the competition, Hubbard announced her decision to call it a day.

She said:

 “Age has caught up with me. In fact if we’re being honest it probably caught up with me some time ago.

“My involvement in sport is probably due, if nothing else, to heroic amounts of anti-inflammatories, and it’s probably time for me to start thinking about hanging up the boots and concentrating on other things in my life.

“I’m not sure that a role model is something I could ever aspire to be, instead I hope that just by being I can provide some sense of encouragement.”

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