Zimbabwe female athlete 'was man'

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  1. That One

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    I saw this and thought of Moopy...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4249949.stm

    One of Zimbabwe's leading junior athletes, who has won several gold medals in women's events, is really a man, police say.

    Samukeliso Sithole, 17, has been charged with impersonation.

    At her court appearance, she insisted that she was a woman, despite a doctor's report to the contrary.

    Ms Sithole said she was born with both male and female sexual organs and a traditional healer had made the penis disappear but it had since regrown.

    She told the court that the penis had returned because the healer had not been fully paid for his services.

    She said that she had already arranged to pay the healer on 3 March, the day her trial is set to start, and so she expected her penis to disappear once more, according to the state-run Herald newspaper.

    Multi-talented

    The state prosecutor said he wasn't sure whether to keep Ms Sithole in men's or women's remand cells.

    The BBC's Steve Vickers in Harare says that there has been a great deal of interest in the case with radio phone-ins full of speculation.

    One caller said that Ms Sithole had won gold medals for Zimbabwe and so should not be punished.

    The case came to light when somebody told one of Ms Sithole's friends and fellow athletes, Melita Mudondiro, that she was really a man.

    Ms Mudondiro had undressed in front of Ms Sithole in the belief that she was a woman and lodged a formal complaint to the police.

    The multi-talented athlete has competed in regional tournaments in triple jump, javelin and shot-putt, winning several gold medals.

    The National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe is yet to comment on the matter.
     
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  3. SDF

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    Is THAT Samukeliso Sithole?! :D
     
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  5. Eileen

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    She's probably transgendered. Unsure how that would be recognized in Zim. If at all.
     
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    It's QUITE a NAME
     
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    This story is 2.5 years OLD
     
  8. Sheena

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    Happened many times in history...so often that in the 60s they had to introduce "sex tests" and loads of athletes suddenly disappeared from competition (not least the Russian sisters Tamara and Irina Press, who dominated their events and won Olympic Golds, the works)

    Also, Stanislawa Walasiewicz of Poland/USA was one of the biggest stars of athletics in the 30s, again a big Olympic medallist etc and openly accused Olympic 100m Champion Helen Stephens of being a bloke. When Stanny was shot dead in a burglary in 1980, it turned out the reason for her paranoia was that she, in fact, had a WILLY...
     
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    :o I got it off the "most e-mailed" on bbc news.
     
  10. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    that's tragically HILARIOUS...
     
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    I thought this was an old story...I just couldnt remember the details so presumed it was SIMILAR rather than anything else...

    It opened a mini can of worms as "she" is a hermaphrodite so in effect, which events SHOULD she compete in- male or female ? It might be unfair to put her in the male but unfair on others to put her in the female...
     
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