Laurel Hubbard will compete for gold momentarily. I have been following with some interest comments made by her fellow competitors and general commentary.
Whilst I am for inclusion in the general sense of the word, I think there are time where common sense should prevail.
Laurel was born a male. He competed as a champion weightlifter as a man, and whilst there are some changes in body composition as a result of the choice to move to a woman, the muscles and physique are largely still male which I feel does unfairly give her an advantage over the other women in the division.
Personally, I feel she should have been excluded from the womens competition. I am not sure of this, but I feel switch to being a women, physically wouldn't have significantly adjusted her ability to lift in the mens division.