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Is she really a HE? Doubts raised over sex of gold medal favourite before World Championship race
Daily Mail ^ | 3:46 PM on 19th August 2009 | Stewart Maclean

Posted on 08/19/2009 9:08:51 AM PDT by null and void

Edited on 08/19/2009 10:09:13 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The gold medal favourite in tonight's women's 800m World Athletics Championships race is today facing claims that she is really a man.

South African Caster Semenya, 18, is set to race in tonight's final in Berlin after sailing through a semi-final on Monday in her first major international sporting competition.

But the teenage sensation has sparked controversy over her strikingly muscular physique, and today insiders claimed she would be gender tested following the final in Berlin.

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Doubt: South Africa's Caster Semenya on Monday. She is today facing claims that she is actually a man

South African athletics chiefs furiously denied the claims and stated Semenya was definitely female.


Semenya, right, is literally flying, both feet off the ground, as she crosses the finish line ahead of Jennifer Meadows (L) of Britain during the semi final on Monday night

Meanwhile the teenager's coach told South African media she was aware of the controversy surrounding her.

Michael Seme 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: athletics; genderbender; semenya; sports; transsexual
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Let's avoid all the clever midget jokes...
1 posted on 08/19/2009 9:08:51 AM PDT by null and void
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To: null and void

See- Man- Ya!


2 posted on 08/19/2009 9:11:36 AM PDT by texson66 (DemonRats: Remember: They have what it takes to TAKE WHAT YOU HAVE!)
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To: null and void

Turn your head and cough...ma’am.

}:-)4


3 posted on 08/19/2009 9:13:19 AM PDT by Moose4 (I took my car in for an alignment. Now my front end is chaotic evil.)
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To: null and void

Just give it the Crocodile Dundee test.


4 posted on 08/19/2009 9:13:30 AM PDT by DonaldC
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To: null and void
"Lady Looks Like A Dude" -- Aerosmith, 1987
6 posted on 08/19/2009 9:15:24 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("If they taxed condoms and toilet paper, they'd have us coming and going." - Lazamataz, 2002)
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To: null and void

Looks like a man to me.


7 posted on 08/19/2009 9:15:35 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: null and void

Did one of the X-chromosomes lose the little leg?


8 posted on 08/19/2009 9:15:35 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: null and void

9 posted on 08/19/2009 9:15:55 AM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: null and void

I think I spot a ‘package’.


10 posted on 08/19/2009 9:16:01 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ('Always love your country — but never trust your government!' ~ Robert Novak (RIP))
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To: null and void

it is a she/he. any volunteers to inspect the package?


11 posted on 08/19/2009 9:16:18 AM PDT by isom35
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To: Fido969

No duct tape image...


12 posted on 08/19/2009 9:18:50 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 210 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

There may not be any junk in the trunk, but I’ll bet there’s a weiner in the steamer.


13 posted on 08/19/2009 9:19:24 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Welcome to the Revolution.)
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To: null and void

THAT’S RACIST!


14 posted on 08/19/2009 9:19:50 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (In more ways than one.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Two words: Adam’s apple


15 posted on 08/19/2009 9:20:43 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman (Everyone says they have a plan... until they get punched in the face. -Mike Tyson)
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To: isom35

Package or not, it’s guilty!


16 posted on 08/19/2009 9:21:16 AM PDT by ScoochDude
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To: texson66

Semen ya?


17 posted on 08/19/2009 9:21:54 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: null and void

Semen-ya? Are you kidding me? I think the “lady”’s got a unit.


19 posted on 08/19/2009 9:22:51 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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Angry face
20 posted on 08/19/2009 9:23:16 AM PDT by villagerjoel (1. Implement socialist policies 2. ??? 3. Heaven on earth)
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To: null and void

Her / his shorts are much different than those worn by the competition.


21 posted on 08/19/2009 9:24:03 AM PDT by texteacher
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To: texteacher

That’s to prevent flopout...


22 posted on 08/19/2009 9:25:06 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 210 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

But wait! According to official liberal dogma, you are whatever sex you want to be! Testing is no good, because your chromosomes mean nothing.

Now for reality. Chromosomes do tell a person’s sex. It can not be changed by operations or hormones.


23 posted on 08/19/2009 9:27:15 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: null and void

"He look like a man"

24 posted on 08/19/2009 9:27:39 AM PDT by Cooter
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To: r9etb

It’s still cuter than Rachel Maddow.


25 posted on 08/19/2009 9:28:12 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: null and void

Wouldn’t She-Ra change clothes with the women?
922
they would notice or be very suspicious, wouldn’t they?


26 posted on 08/19/2009 9:28:31 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: null and void

One way to find out...

Pull down her genes


27 posted on 08/19/2009 9:29:09 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ("Prosperity is just around the corner." Herbert Hoover, 1932)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

How do you make a hormone?


28 posted on 08/19/2009 9:29:34 AM PDT by Anti-Kenyan
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To: r9etb

In the face “it” kinda looks like Bubba from Forest Gump!


29 posted on 08/19/2009 9:29:40 AM PDT by JD91
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
If there's a Y chromosome the game is over.
30 posted on 08/19/2009 9:30:46 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Vendome

Assuming all the original equipment in intact.

Even then, if s/he had small cox as a child...


31 posted on 08/19/2009 9:30:52 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 210 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: trisham
This is what an overly muscular scary female athlete is supposed to look like:


32 posted on 08/19/2009 9:31:13 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: Anti-Kenyan

Don’t pay her?

Put sand in her Vaseline?


33 posted on 08/19/2009 9:31:31 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 210 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Vendome

Well you are getting faster.

That took only 6 minutes.


34 posted on 08/19/2009 9:31:49 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Callahan
I'm pretty sure that one is female...
35 posted on 08/19/2009 9:32:32 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 210 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Callahan

Wow, she has a back porch just like Michelle’s!


36 posted on 08/19/2009 9:34:30 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ("Prosperity is just around the corner." Herbert Hoover, 1932)
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To: null and void

Well, she’s wearing pink socks.


37 posted on 08/19/2009 9:35:23 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: null and void

Wouldn’t be the first ...

http://srocespodogona.blox.pl/2009/04/Wybierz-maskotke-Eurobasketu.html

Anyone remember the runner Jarmila Kratochvilova? World record holder in the women’s 800 for many years. Picture about two-thirds of the way down the page. Be prepared to cover your eyes.


38 posted on 08/19/2009 9:35:50 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way.)
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To: r9etb
these are not a girls leg


39 posted on 08/19/2009 9:36:17 AM PDT by boxerblues
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To: Deb
Well, she’s wearing pink socks.

Hey, I really dig those socks. I want some like that.

40 posted on 08/19/2009 9:36:30 AM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: null and void

Don’t tag me as a racist Jimmy the Greek amateur eugenicist, but somebody should really encourage Serena Williams to marry Shaq so they can have a family of athletic freaks.


41 posted on 08/19/2009 9:38:20 AM PDT by Callahan
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Wow, she has a back porch just like Michelle’s!

That's like comparing the Rock of Gibralter to the Jello Mountain of Gibralter.

42 posted on 08/19/2009 9:41:07 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: RikaStrom

ping for home


43 posted on 08/19/2009 9:42:05 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Anti-Kenyan

Tip her $5.


44 posted on 08/19/2009 9:42:06 AM PDT by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Separated...

...at birth?

45 posted on 08/19/2009 9:45:09 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 210 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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This is getting out of hand. They will be telling us soon the Williams sisters are really Brothers.


46 posted on 08/19/2009 9:48:04 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: Allegra

That can be arranged. Are you back in the sandbox?


47 posted on 08/19/2009 9:48:18 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 210 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void
Are you back in the sandbox?

Oh, hell yeah...just got back.

I'm still wearing sandals...too hot for socks.

I'm in the city - the desert is paved. ;-)

49 posted on 08/19/2009 9:51:08 AM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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Let's avoid all the clever midget jokes...
Okay. But how about Donkeys and Tijuana Nightclubs?
50 posted on 08/19/2009 9:51:46 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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