At 43, New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is nearly twice the average age of her Tokyo 2020 competitors.

Having shifted 285 kg in qualifying, she is also one of the strongest in the field.

On Monday (Aug 2) she will become the first openly transgender athlete to compete in an Olympics, and her participation has been as divisive an issue as whether the Games should have even gone ahead during a global pandemic.

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