Gender Confused

It appears that one of our top medal hopefuls, Caster Semenya’s, gender has been called into question.

I’m not one to judge but seriously, half of the athletes that are supposedly ‘female’ seem very suspicious to me.  But our poor Caster is the one to undergo “gender testing”.

I would hate to know what that entails!

But what makes it more bizarre for me is that she has apparently been under ‘suspicion’ before, undergone the tests and been declared female.

What more could the Germans want?  Did she quickly have a sex-change since her last test?

Come on guys!

Below is an article from the Herald Sun.

Another reason not to give your kids gender ambivalent names

Another reason not to give your kids gender ambivalent names

Doubts over South African sprinter Caster Semenya’s sex.

IS SHE a he? That is the question being asked at the world championships about South Africa’s Caster Semenya.

The 18-year-old  800m gold medal favourite has burst on to the world scene in recent months, with her appearance, including obvious facial hair, and muscular build igniting speculation about her gender.

The IAAF is aware of the issue and has conducted physical tests and genetic screening to try to determine the legitimacy of Semenya’s sex.

An overnight meeting of officials in Berlin was expected to determine whether she takes her place in tomorrow morning’s 800m final.

Semenya announced her arrival at last month’s African junior titles, running 1min 56.72sec, which was more than seven seconds faster than her best the previous year.

Semenya, who hails from a remote part of the Limpopo province, clocked 1:58.66 to win her semi-finals yesterday, relegating Kenyan world champion Janeth Jepkosgei to third.

I smell a disgruntled Aussie somewhere in this…

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1 Comment »

  1. 2bchoopla Said:

    I laughed so hard at your comment:
    I’m not one to judge but seriusly, half of the atheletes that are supposedly ‘female’ seem very suspicious to me. But our poor Caster is the one to undergo “gender testing”.

    I would hate to know what that entails!

    What else do they want from Caster?! Chick can’t catch a break!


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