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Runner Fails Gender Test

Runner Fails Gender Test, Loses Medal

By SANDEEP NAKAI
AP Sports Writer

NEW DELHI, India (AP) – An Indian runner who won a silver medal in the women’s 800 meters at the Asian Games failed a gender test and was stripped of the medal.

Shanti Sounderajan, 25, took the gender test in Doha, Qatar, after placing second.

The Indian Olympic Association said Monday it has been told by the Olympic Council of Asia that the 25-year-old runner was disqualified.

“IOA has asked the Athletic Federation of India to return the medal as desired by the Olympic Council of Asia,” the Indian Olympic group said.

The IOA also asked its medical commission to inquire into Sounderajan’s case and report within 10 days.

There are no compulsory gender tests during events sanctioned by track and field’s international ruling body, but athletes may be asked to take a gender test. The medical evaluation panel usually includes a gynecologist, endocrinologist, psychologist and internal medicine specialist.

An Indian athletics official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media said Sounderajan almost certainly never had sex-change surgery.

Instead, the official said Sounderajan appeared to have “abnormal chromosomes.” The official also said the test revealed more Y chromosomes than allowed.

Sounderajan was not immediately available for comment.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:

The official also said the test revealed more Y chromosomes than allowed.

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This made me laugh.

Since he only won a silver that means he got beat by at least one chick.

We need some pics!

[quote]Donut62 wrote:
We need some pics![/quote]

You sick bastard. :slight_smile:

I’d be pissed if I was the he/she runner and this was still news to me!

[quote]TTewell342 wrote:
I’d be pissed if I was the he/she runner and this was still news to me![/quote]

I bet it is! It’s proably some kind of non-external hermaproditism. But I wonder if she has periods? That would be a double-whammy. Find out you have a chromosonal abnormality and not techically a woman, depriving you of an Olympic medal and also learning you can’t have kids. Terrible.

Shanti. Does look…kinda odd

[quote]jsbrook wrote:
Shanti. Does look…kinda odd[/quote]

That is because she washes with Dove

Take it from me… when you’re out clubbin’, always check the Adam’s apple!

Looks like the bad guy from the Stargate movie.

[quote]Alpha F wrote:
jsbrook wrote:
Shanti. Does look…kinda odd

That is because she washes with Dove

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Nicely played.

If she was competing in Canada, she wouldn’t have had a problem, eh?

[quote]jsbrook wrote:
Shanti. Does look…kinda odd[/quote]

Please. There are female freaks in bodybuilding that make her look more feminine than a pre-drug addicted butt naked Lindsey Lohan.

[quote]Jason32 wrote:
Take it from me… when you’re out clubbin’, always check the Adam’s apple![/quote]

Why should we take it from you?

Skeletons in the closet?

[quote]Professor X wrote:
jsbrook wrote:
Shanti. Does look…kinda odd

Please. There are female freaks in bodybuilding that make her look more feminine than a pre-drug addicted butt naked Lindsey Lohan. [/quote]

Daaamm’…Cold shot there, Prof…

Funny, this guy I knew in the corps was nailing this prostitute in Thailand only to find that “she” failed the old gender test too, only while they were having sex. I never understood why he told anyone that. I think I would have kept it to myself if I were him.

mike

[quote]Jason32 wrote:
Take it from me… when you’re out clubbin’, always check the Adam’s apple![/quote]

I hope you have not been relying too heavily on this check. I have heard that a tranny can have their Adam’s apple shaved. :slight_smile:

[quote]Mikeyali wrote:
Funny, this guy I knew in the corps was nailing this prostitute in Thailand only to find that “she” failed the old gender test too, only while they were having sex. I never understood why he told anyone that. I think I would have kept it to myself if I were him.

mike[/quote]

Did he finish?

[quote]jsbrook wrote:
TTewell342 wrote:
I’d be pissed if I was the he/she runner and this was still news to me!

I bet it is! It’s proably some kind of non-external hermaproditism. But I wonder if she has periods? That would be a double-whammy. Find out you have a chromosonal abnormality and not techically a woman, depriving you of an Olympic medal and also learning you can’t have kids. Terrible.[/quote]

My understanding is that someone ‘tipped them off’ that s/he needed to be tested. I’m not sure about the Indian or Asian HIPAA equivalent, but external would be more likely in order for someone to be an informant, IMO. However, having kids or no, to have it broadcast around the world that it takes a proverbial team of doctors to determine your gender is pretty embarrassing.

[quote]jsbrook wrote:
Shanti. Does look…kinda odd[/quote]

Kinda like Tiger Woods?