I think that’s the way it happened. With adjective-identifying pronouns flying around these days, I’m not certain who was what.
Anyway, Laurel Hubbard, a “transgender” weight lifter from New Zealand, “shot out to an early lead” in the women’s division of the Australian International. “Laurel” used to compete as “Gavin,” which means as a he in men’s competition. But Gavin “transitioned” to Laurel “in her mid 30s.”
A(nother) woman lifter said, "She's so genuine, she loves all her team-mates and her teammates are all really supportive."
(That “transitioned” is a new one. We’ll probably see more use of the word.)
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