Former weightlifter has mixed feelings around Hubbard's performance

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Tue, 3 Aug 2021, 7:58AM
Laurel Hubbard competing at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. (Photo / Getty)
Laurel Hubbard competing at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. (Photo / Getty)

Former weightlifter has mixed feelings around Hubbard's performance

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 3 Aug 2021, 7:58AM

Mixed feelings from a former weightlifter to Laurel Hubbard's highly contentious Olympic debut.

Hubbard has failed to register a single mark in the snatch section of her class, meaning she didn't move on to the second phase of clean and jerk.

The transgender athlete came close to putting down a score on the second lift, but it was red flagged by judges.

Former Com Games gold medallist Nigel Avery told Mike Hosking  he feels for Hubbard, but says there would have been a very negative reaction if she'd won a medal.

“It would have been interesting to see everyone come out of the woodwork, had she won a medal.”

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