The Olympics are to be held in Tokyo this year due to being postponed from 2020 due to COVID. The Olympics have made the decision to be more inclusive to trans athletes and allow them to compete.
One of those trans athletes is Laurel Hubbard. She, who was born male, is going to compete in women’s weightlifting. While most athletes and spectators are refusing to speak out in fear of cancel culture or getting in trouble with the Games, some are defiant and calling a spade a spade.
One such athlete is women’s Belgian weightlifter Anna Vanbellinghen. She said that the decision to allow transgenders to compete in the Olympics and her having to compete against Laurel Hubbard is “like a bad joke”. And she’s not wrong.
Some on the internet are saying “this is the end for women’s sports and good riddance”, and “they voted themselves out time and time again, time to suffer those consequences”. These annonymous online posters aren’t wrong either. Many of the leaders behind these movements for LGBT and left leaning movements are female lead and have heavy female participation.
Here are 9 Transgender athletes trying to compete in these Tokyo Olympics.
- Tiffany Abreu, Brazil, volleyball.
- Nikki Hiltz, United States, track and field.
- Laurel Hubbard, New Zealand, weightlifting.
- Robyn Lambird, Australia, para-athletics.
- Ness Murby, Canada, para-athletics.
- Valentina Petrillo, Italy, para-athletics.
- Quinn, Canada, soccer.
- CeCé Telfer, United States, track and field.
- Chelsea Wolfe, United States, BMX.
What do you think? Is this the new normal? Will Trans athletes take over women’s sports?