The voice is mad deep still …
The South African meter runner Caster Semenya has been dusting the bricks off of runners around the world. Leading officials to wonder if the she is really a he.
The 800 meter runner who just won her first world title is now being questioned on her gender after shattering world records and exposing her muscular body and deep voice:
About three weeks ago, the IAAF asked the South African athletics federation to conduct the gender test after Semenya burst onto the scene by posting a world leading time of 1 minute, 56.72 seconds at the African junior championships in Bambous, Maruitius.
The test, which takes weeks to complete, requires a physical medical evaluation, and includes reports from a gynecologist, endocrinologist, psychologist, an internal medicine specialist and an expert on gender.
The family of the African teenager stand by her stating she is 100% female:
“She is my little girl. … I raised her and I have never doubted her gender. She is a woman and I can repeat that a million times.” says her father.
Semenya’s paternal grandmother, Maputhi Sekgala, said the controversy “doesn’t bother me that much because I know she’s a woman.”
“What can I do when they call her a man, when she’s really not a man? It is God who made her look that way,” Sekgala told the South African daily The Times.
What u lot sayin?!?!