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Report: Gold medalist is a hermaphrodite

Gender tests reveal Caster Semenya has male and female organs

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The International Association of Athletics Federations will disqualify South African sprinter Caster Semenya from future events, according to reports from Australia’s Daily Telegraph. Semenya won the women’s 800 meter world championships race in Berlin last month, but her spectacular time brought her gender into question. Tests revealed that she has both male and female sexual organs, but no womb or ovaries, and a testosterone level three times that of the average female. The IAAF is also reportedly planning to advise her to have surgery to fix the condition, which is potentially deadly.

Daily Telegraph

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