Yes, never judge a book by its cover...for on Thursday it was determined that South African running champion Caster Semenya is a he. No, wait—he's a she. Actually, she's both. Man, this is confusing.
Semenya has been dogged by questions about her gender since easily winning the 800-meter gold medal last month in Berlin at the world championships. A test has since confirmed that Semenya has both sets of sexual organs.
That's right, as Ripley would say, believe it or not, this 18-year-old has both male and female organs. Yep, if someone told Semenya to go screw herself, I suppose she actually could!
All jokes aside, now we know that there is a reason why he/she won by a massive 2.45 seconds in a world-leading 1 minute, 55.45 seconds.
So now that she's stripped and the truth discovered, should her gold medal also be stripped? Well, that's for the International Association of Athletics Federations, or IAAF, to decide.
Meanwhile, this hermaphrodite's testosterone levels are more than three times higher than those of a normal female. Competing as a woman, her muscular build and deep voice raised concerns about her gender identity.
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