Thursday, September 10, 2009
After 800m world champion Caster Semenya underwent sex tests, the examinations revealed that she is a hermaphrodite. The tests reveal that Caster Semenya has no ovaries or womb, and her testosterone levels are 3 times higher than any woman.
After winning the 800m world championship in Berlin Germany, Caster Semenya has been bombarded with doubts on whether she is male or female. With these tests we now conclude she is a woman, just not 100% woman. There is a possibility that her gold medal may be taken away from her and she might not be able to race ever again.
Caster underwent a gender examination the same day that she won the 800m world championship race. Caster Semenya was ordered to take the examination because officials wanted to get a clear determination on whether she had a "medical condition."
Her muscular body with muscular arms and toned mid section are what sparked the doubt in the first place.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
This week South African track star Caster Semenya has gone through a week of "change." She is the woman at the center of a gender controversy during last month's world track championships in Berlin, Germany.
The first change she went through this week was that of her coach quitting after feeling ashamed of not telling Caster about the gender testing she was set to undergo. He duped her into thinking she was taking a doping test. The second change she went through was appearing on the cover of a popular South African magazine titled "You." On the cover of the magazine she appears with a complete makeover putting to rest all the claims insisting she is a man.
In the photo shoot, Caster is sporting a curly hair do, a nice womanly designer dress, jewelry, makeup, and even has her nails done. What many do not know is that this is truly the first time Caster has appeared like an actual woman. Caster says she truly likes her new look.
Caster told the British Broadcasting Corporation she would like to dress up more often, but really never gets too many chances to do so.
After being subjected to all the gender controversy, Caster continued to don her cornrows and pound her chest like that of a defensive back. Lets hope Caster did this at her own peril and not simply because she wanted to prove her critics wrong. Truly if Caster wants to wear baggy clothes and dress like a man, then she should do so without being subjected to the opinion of a some jealous coaches. Former coach Wildred Daniels apparently was told the entire gender matter would stay private, unfortunately it did not happen.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Before her Gold Medal win in Berlin, Germany, Caster Semenya underwent sex examinations, said former South African athletics coach on Monday, after quitting because of the sex storm.
Prior to arriving in Berlin, Caster was asked to go to a clinic in Pretoria to undergo some gender tests, but these tests were really not explained to her properly. Caster was told she was simply going to undergo a normal urine and blood test. In reality the test she had to go through was a gender test.
Wilfred Daniels alleges that the ASA and IAAf had both made a mess of the entire situation. This mistake has caused an outrage in the country of South Africa. Daniels says that Caster was put in a very bad position where she had to endure what she endured simply because she was not briefed properly. No one properly explained the situation to her or helped her anticipate what she might be confronted with once arriving in Berlin. Daniels resigned over the entire repulsive handling of the matter. In closing, Daniels said, "We did not handle Caster properly. The handling of the issue was atrocious."