Caster Semenya – can she compete as a woman?

by site editor Rick McCharles

For most ethical issues in coaching, I have a strong opinion.

But I don’t know what to think about 18yr-old Caster Semenya, the 800m World Champion in Athletics.


… The young athlete’s coach has already resigned. But at the centre of the storm remains Semenya, a confused teenager with a God-given talent to run, regardless of her plumbing, voice pitch and testosterone levels. After appearing in You magazine all dolled up in sequins and makeup, the runner has entered seclusion and is reportedly in counselling after having her gender identity questioned worldwide. …

National Post – Caster Semenya: Could the story get any weirder?

The details of her particular story are complicated. There are a number of ethical issues aside from whether or not it is fair for her to race as a woman.

Leave a comment if you have an opinion. I need advice.

The Science of Sport has several articles on this controversy if you want to do some reading.

Thanks George for sending in the story.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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