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Santhi Soundarajan, the impoverished middle-distance runner who was stripped of her Asian Games medal after failing a gender test and left to work as a labourer, will soon be able to realise her dream of becoming a qualified athletics coach.
Originally designed to prevent men from competing in women's events, it is based on the premise that competitors can be sorted into two categories via established scientific rules...A gender test revealed that she had a Y chromosome , which normally
But now help is on way. "I am not being treated like a human being. All I need now is a job that secures my future," Soundarajan who won the 800 metres silver medal in the Doha Asian Games but saw it snatched back after she failed a gender test...
July 24, Chennai: Santhi Soundarajan, who won a silver medal in the 800m at the Doha Asian
Santhi Soundarajan won a silver medal in the 800m at the Doha Asian Games in 2006, then lost it after she failed a gender test. Today, she works as a daily-wager in a brick kiln, slogging eight hours under a scorching sun to earn Rs 200 every day the
Sources said an 11-member team of experts from various medical disciplines is expected to go for chromosome analysis and hormonal test on the athlete. The medical team comprises experts from the fields of anatomy, gynaecology, radiology and
Police escort Indian athlete Pinki Pramanik (centre) to the Barasat District court in Barasat, north of Kolkata on June 15. Pramanik who won a gold medal at the 2006 Asian Games underwent a gender test after she was charged with raping her former
South African athlete Caster Semenya was suspended from international athletics. Photograph: Roni Rekomaa/AFP Evolution has not acted equally on men and women. This is most clear when it comes to the allocation of genes that control power and
Former world champion Caster Semenya qualified for the 800 meters at the London Olympics on Friday. The South African eased concerns about her early season form by running 1 minute, 59.58 seconds in a provincial meet on her home
A simple blood test in mothers-to-be can answer that question with surprising accuracy at about seven weeks, a research analysis has found. Though not widely offered by U.S. doctors, gender-detecting blood tests have been sold