New Zealand transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was knocked out of the women's 87+-kilogram competition early after failing on all three of her attempts, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Hubbard was the only one of the 13 finalists to not complete at least one lift.
"Thank you so very much for your interest in my humble sporting performance tonight," Hubbard later said to the media. "I know, from a sporting perspective, I did not live up to the standards I put upon myself."
Hubbard also thanked fans in New Zealand, the Japanese people and sports organizations such as the Federation of International Gymnastics and the New Zealand Olympic Committee. She then praised the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for letting her compete in Tokyo.
The IOC has said it will unveil a new framework on the issue of transgender athletes soon, calling its current policy "outdated."
Outsports noted that anti-trans individuals have targeted Hubbard since a surprise silver-medal performance at the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships, straight through her selection to New Zealand's Olympic team.
"I don't think it should be historical," Hubbard said after the competition, according to USA Today. "I think that as we move into sort of a new and more understanding world, people are starting to realize that people like me are just people. We are human, and as such I hope that just by being here that's enough."