dv8 Report This Comment
Date: August 21, 2009 02:24AM
She came almost out of nowhere to win the world championship in the 800 meters
Wednesday in Berlin, far and away the fastest woman on the track.
Or was she?
Her time of 1 minute, 55.45 seconds was more than 2 seconds ahead of the
second-place finisher, but now Semenya's gender is the subject of an
Even before Berlin, track officials were taking a closer look at the 18-year-old
runner, following her performance last month at an international meet where she
improved her personal bests in the 800 and 1,500 meters by huge margins.
Her family is outraged at suggestions that Semenya, who has a muscular build and
a deep voice, isn't a woman.
"That's how God made her," Semenya's cousin, Evelyn Sekgala, told The
Associated Press. "We brought her up in a way that when people start making
fun of her, she shouldn't get upset."
Her father, Jacob, has no doubts.
"She is my little girl. ... I raised her and I have never doubted her
gender," he told the Sowetan newspaper. "She is a woman and I can
repeat that a million times."
anonymous Report This Comment
Date: September 02, 2009 06:04AM
Show us your tits!