3 Aug 2021

How the world has reacted to Laurel Hubbard in Tokyo

From First Up, 5:53 am on 3 August 2021

Let's go now to Japan where overnight New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has made history as the first openly trans-person to compete in the Olympics.. She failed her first lift at 120 kilos. On her second lift of 125 kilos it looked like she was successful but because her arms were shaking and slightly bent the judges ruled it out. Her third attempt at 125 kilos was also unsuccessful. Nathan Rarere asked our Tokyo correspondent John Matthews how the world has reacted to Laurel Hubbard?