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The BBC needs better editing.

A Tongan weightlifter – and rival to transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard – who missed out on an Olympic qualifying berth has been awarded a wildcard entry to the Tokyo Games.

Nini Manumua, 21, has been handed a tripartite place by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). She finished in 14th in the women’s +87kg division, one place short of an automatic qualification berth. New Zealand lifter Hubbard finished seventh.

Well, he finished seventh competing against women. Manumua is an actual woman.

She [Hubbard] competed in men’s events before coming out as transgender in 2013.

That is, Hubbard competed in men’s events (being a man and all) before he decided to pretend to be a woman in order to cheat his way to medals.

Her inclusion has generated significant criticism with some groups claiming Hubbard has an unfair advantage, but others see the 43-year-old as a figurehead for greater inclusion at the Olympics.

Oh we’re not just claiming he has an unfair advantage, we’re saying with emphasis that he’s cheating. It should be obvious to everyone over the age of 6 that he’s cheating.

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