Tuesday, December 19, 2006


Indian athlete fails gender test

`A top Indian woman athlete who won a silver medal at a recent regional championship has failed a gender test, officials say.

Santhi Soundararajan, who took the silver in the women’s 800m race at the Asian Games in Doha, is likely to be stripped of her medal, reports say.

KP Mohan, a sports journalist, said athletes were usually examined by a team of doctors, including a gynaecologist, endocrinologist and psychologist, and put through physical and clinical examinations during a gender test.’

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