(STUFF) Transgender Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard’s first win in an international competition has ruffled feathers across the Tasman.

Hubbard was competing at the Australian International event in Melbourne on Sunday and shot out to an early lead in the women’s over 90kg division.

The 39-year-old lifted 123kg in the snatch discipline, and then produced a clean-and-jerk lift of 145kg for a 268kg total – 19kg better than the second-placed competitor.

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