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Caster Semenya, middle-distance runner - man/woman?

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Caster Semenya, middle-distance runner - man/woman?Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caster_SemenyaSemenya won the 800 m and 1500 m at the 2009 African Junior Championships with times of 1:56.72 and 4:08.01 respectively.[2][3] The 800 m time was the fastest in 2009 when it was set.[4] It was also a national record, championship record, and she bettered a previous personal best (2:00.58) by almost four seconds. The previous South African record, 1:58.85, was held by Zelda Pretorius and she also beat Zola Budd’s national Junior record (2:00.9) [5].Semenya won gold in the 800 m at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics with a time of 1:55.45 in the final, a personal best and the fastest time in the world that year.498px-20090819_Caster_Semenya.jpgHmm... anyone see an adam's apple?

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female, cant tell by the legs

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Amidst much speculation, the International Association of Athletics Federations demanded to conduct a gender verification test, the results of which are not yet known, on Semenya in the weeks before the 800 m event at the World Championships. Semenya has said that she is unconcerned about the test and rumours surrounding her gender, despite two of her rivals in the race's final, Mariya Savinova and Elisa Piccione, raising their concerns.Reaction in South Africa towards the IAAF's actions has been mainly negative, and a number of athletes, including Michael Johnson, have criticized the way that the governing body handled the situation. The head Athletics South Africa and Caster's grandmother have angrily dismissed the speculation and both publicly asserted that she is indeed female.
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