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09

She’s a Man, Man, Or is She?

article-1207653-0613853E000005DC-238_233x659Featuring a super-muscular body, South African teenager Caster Semenya is the favorite to win the gold in the 800 meter race at the World Athletics Championships tomorrow. However, she’s also having to fight against the IAAF, the world racing authorities who made her take a gender test 3 weeks ago and are awaiting the results.

Molatelo Malehopo, general manager of Athletics South Africa, disputes the accusations: “She is a female. We are completely sure about that and we wouldn’t have entered her into the female competition if we had any doubts. We have not been absent-minded, we are very sure of her gender. We are aware of the claims that have been made but our aim at the moment is to prepare Caster for the race this evening.”

I am most shocked by the fact that a gender test takes longer than 3 weeks. Can’t the racing officals just sneak a peek the next time she showers?

Michael Seme, one of her coaches told South Africa’s News24 website: “We understand that people will ask questions because she looks like a man. It’s a natural reaction and it’s only human to be curious. People probably have the right to ask such questions if they are in doubt. ‘But I can give you the telephone numbers of her room-mates in Berlin. They have already seen she has nothing to hide.”

Sounds like she and the roommates have been having some FUN!

[Daily Mail]




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