Gender Race

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The good news is that Santhi Soudarajan, Indian runner and competitor in this month’s Asia Games, won the silver medal for her performance in the 800 meters.

The bad news? She is now being asked to give the medal back.

Earlier today, reports surfaced that Soudarajan had failed a gender test, after results determined the 25 year old had some “abnormal chromosomes” and “more Y chromosomes than allowed.”

The 25 year old Tamil Nadu resident is not known to have undergone a sex change operation. She is said to have been evaluated by a “gynecologist, endocrinologist, psychologist and internal medicine specialist.”

(Source: International Herald Tribune)

December 18, 2006
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