Birth Date:  09 Feb 1978
Place of Birth:  AUCKLAND
Country of birth:  NZL
Age:  40
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  185
Weight (Kg):  130

Events and Medals

Sport Event Rank
WLF Weightlifting Women's +90kg DNF

Laurel HUBBARD - Records

Record Event Mark Date Location
CR Weightlifting 131kg. 11 June, 2017 Auckland (NZL)

Laurel HUBBARD - Schedule

Time Event Status
Mon, 9 Apr 14:00
Gold Medal Event Women's +90kg Final


CR: Commonwealth Record
DNF: Did not finish

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Championships
Year Location Event Rank Snatch Clean & Jerk Result
2017 Gold Coast, AUS Women's +90kg 1 127 146 273

World Championships
Year Location Event Rank Snatch Clean & Jerk Result
2017 Anaheim, USA Women's +90kg 2 124 151 275

Previous names: Gavin HUBBARD (, 19 Mar 2017)
Ambition: Compete at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (, 20 Mar 2017)
Additional information

Born male, Gavin HUBBARD (NZL) transitioned to female during his 30s, changing his name to Laurel. Had competed nationally in weightlifting as a man. Her eligibility to compete as a woman passed the International Olympic Committee's criteria, in which an athlete "must demonstrate that her total testosterone level in serum has been below 10 (nanomoles per litre) for at least 12 months prior to her first competition". First major competition as a woman was in the +90kg division at the 2017 Australian International in Melbourne, which she won by lifting 19kg more than second place.

"Every athlete has to develop a certain amount of toughness, because when you are competing at this level, you can't let the distractions distract you. I don't think I am any different from anyone else, I don't think I am any tougher - I just do what I have to do. You would have to be a robot to not be affected by what people were saying, but I can't control what other people think. I just hope that no matter what people think about people in my situation, that they treat people like me with respect, because what more can you ask for?" (, 19 Mar 2017;, 8 Dec 2017;, 8 Dec 2017)

Became the first New Zealand athlete to win a medal at the Weightlifting World Championships, after claiming two silver medals in the women's 90+kg division at the 2017 competition in Anaheim. (, 6 Dec 2017)

Her father, Dick HUBBARD, was mayor of Auckland City for three years from 2004. (, 20 Mar 2017)


Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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