Sunday, August 23, 2009

800 meter gold metal winner undergoing gender testing

Amind concens that the teenager competed as a female but may not "meet the requirements of being a female".

Before the race, IAAF spokesman Nick Davies stressed this is a "medical issue, not an issue of cheating." He said the "extremely complex" testing has begun. The process requires a physical medical evaluation and includes reports from a gynecologist, endocrinologist, psychologist, internal medicine specialist and gender expert.
Extremely complex?

Have the luminaries looked at the birth certificate and checked out her medical records about what kind of equipment she was born with - or has now?

Further, the South African team manager's words sure indicate to me that the spot where they filled in the gender of the individual was not a decision based on genetics:

"We entered Caster as a woman and we want to keep it that way," Mlangeni-Tsholetsane said. "Our conscience is clear in terms of Caster. We have no reservations at all about that."
Doesn't say the teenager is a female, was therefore entered as a female, the tests will prove she is a female and the young woman should be apolgized to. He says they made the decision to enter the person as a female and they'd like to keep it that way.

Give me a break.


Dymphna said...

I don't get what the big deal is. This person is clearly a dude. Why not get him whatever medical help he needs to fix his physical problems and let him race with the guys? It's not fair to the female runners.

Anonymous said...

I presumed he couldn't beat the guys but could beat the girls?

everybody needs their 15 minutes of fame.

We had a woman who rode the trolleys at the Boston Marathon to come in first.

People are a hoot.