African Track & Field Star to Undergo Gender Testing

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

BERLIN (AP) _ The President of the South Africa's Track and
Field Federation says 800-meter World Champion Caster Semenya is
facing intense scrutiny about her gender because she's African.

The 18-year-old semenya won her first world title after revelations surfaced she was undergoing a gender test to prove she is a woman.

Athletics South Africa President Leonard Chuene said Thursday
this would not be the case ``If it were some young girl from
Europe.'' He adds that if this was someone who was white she would
be ``sitting somewhere with a psychologist, but this is an African

Chuene also says Semenya is insulted by the uproar about her gender. he says: ``She's a human being. She reacted like a child.''


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  • by Uwaitforit Location: MI on Aug 20, 2009 at 07:54 PM
    I thought this was a man immediately, especially seeing all that hair under the arms. I don't understand why it would take weeks or months to determine the gender. It's obvious, you pull down the pants; hey you got knockers below and none up top umm!, you're a man. I can do that in 10 seconds.
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