New Zealand: snatch & lift A transsexual weightlifter from New Zealand caused controversy in July by winning mul-tiple gold medals at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa. WashingtonTimes.com Laurel Hubbard, transgender weightlifter, stormed to victory | photo: BBC Laural Hubbard, who was born a man, competed in three heavyweight categories for women weighing more than 192 pounds. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.