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Caster Semenya isn't training - may not compete in 2013 5/22/2013 9:26PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The Olympic silver medalist was left off of South Africa's funding program for 2013 as the federation has heard she's not training currently:

http://www.iol.co.za/sport/athletics/semenya-omitted-from-opex-programme-1.1520156#.UZ178LVwroI

Despite not competing, Semenya has been in the news a lot this years due to a fashion makeover: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/gallery-e6freye9-1225763821030?page=1

as well as reported recent engagement

http://fregile-heart.blogspot.com/2013/05/caster-semenya-in-love.html

which she has denied:

http://www.newzimbabwe.com/news-10593-Caster+Semenya+cools+engagement+rumours/news.aspx
jx10
RE: Caster Semenya isn't training - may not compete in 2013 5/23/2013 12:14AM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Wow. I thought she would fade away after the 2009 World Champs but she ran well in London despite her somewhat controversial finish... In the makeover pictures she looks a bit like Serena Williams but more like the disco singer Sylvester...good post. thank you..
Yer not so smart
RE: Caster Semenya isn't training - may not compete in 2013 5/23/2013 1:15AM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
You gotta wonder if she's having her balls removed...

You gotta wonder what hormone balancing drugs she has to take in order for the IAAF to let her compete...

Hope "she" retires.
lilwboyzzz
RE: Caster Semenya isn't training - may not compete in 2013 5/23/2013 1:25AM - in reply to jx10 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
she looks like serena williams? really? wanna check that again.
no improvement
RE: Caster Semenya isn't training - may not compete in 2013 5/23/2013 1:34AM - in reply to lilwboyzzz Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Looks like a tranny.
Koppenberg
More Coherent and Less Offensive 5/23/2013 11:36AM - in reply to Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
These posts on Ms. Semenya have been more coherent and less offensive than typical on Letsrun.com.
Dancing at the Make Believe
RE: More Coherent and Less Offensive 5/23/2013 11:54AM - in reply to Koppenberg Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
someone posted this news 4 hours before the Bros Jo 'broke' the story.

http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=5195330
unexpected results noted here
RE: Caster Semenya isn't training - may not compete in 2013 5/23/2013 12:04PM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Castor Semenya is a lesbian- who wouldda thunk...
pac12fan
RE: Caster Semenya isn't training - may not compete in 2013 5/23/2013 12:09PM - in reply to unexpected results noted here Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
that is not a chick it's a dude
GO GATORS
RE: Caster Semenya isn't training - may not compete in 2013 5/23/2013 12:36PM - in reply to Yer not so smart Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Yer not so smart wrote:

You gotta wonder if she's having her balls removed...

You gotta wonder what hormone balancing drugs she has to take in order for the IAAF to let her compete...

Hope "she" retires.


Now that is hilarious lmao
Well Now
RE: Caster Semenya isn't training - may not compete in 2013 5/23/2013 3:23PM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
That make-over magazine article is from 2009.
Ben L. Wrong
RE: Caster Semenya isn't training - may not compete in 2013 5/23/2013 3:23PM - in reply to GO GATORS Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
She isn't less femenine than other emergent 800m runner from Burundi, Francine Niyonsabo. Take a look.
Gandalf the Grey
RE: Caster Semenya isn't training - may not compete in 2013 5/23/2013 3:50PM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
If I were Caster, I'd have a baby to shut up all the hermaphrodite talk, unless of course, its true.
winning strategy
RE: Caster Semenya isn't training - may not compete in 2013 5/23/2013 4:57PM - in reply to Gandalf the Grey Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Fairly obvious she's xxy.
Really sucks for her because that's just a confusing mess in life and on the track.

Not really fair to her competitors though when the sport is broken down by sex. Is it sexist or insensitive? No, the sport is broken down by sex, what do they expect the participants to do about it when it's such a muddled version of that line between man/woman.

Those trying to deflect and claim she's all woman really aren't doing her any favors. I wish people were more honest and open with the issue so that they wouldn't have to treat her like an outcast or some sort of leper. It is what it is, why not talk about it and why sometimes it's difficult to assign gender...?
Nutella1
RE: Caster Semenya isn't training - may not compete in 2013 5/23/2013 5:35PM - in reply to unexpected results noted here Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

unexpected results noted here wrote:

Castor Semenya is a lesbian- who wouldda thunk...


You can't be lesbian if you're a man.
Chippper
RE: Caster Semenya isn't training - may not compete in 2013 5/23/2013 6:44PM - in reply to winning strategy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

winning strategy wrote:

Fairly obvious she's xxy.
Really sucks for her because that's just a confusing mess in life and on the track.

Not really fair to her competitors though when the sport is broken down by sex. Is it sexist or insensitive? No, the sport is broken down by sex, what do they expect the participants to do about it when it's such a muddled version of that line between man/woman.

Those trying to deflect and claim she's all woman really aren't doing her any favors. I wish people were more honest and open with the issue so that they wouldn't have to treat her like an outcast or some sort of leper. It is what it is, why not talk about it and why sometimes it's difficult to assign gender...?


Quite simple really. If you gots ovaries, you be female. If you gots testicles (descended or not), you be male. Semenya gots undescended testicles.
eldanielfire
RE: Caster Semenya isn't training - may not compete in 2013 5/24/2013 1:12AM - in reply to Chippper Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Chippper wrote:


Quite simple really. If you gots ovaries, you be female. If you gots testicles (descended or not), you be male. Semenya gots undescended testicles.



All this is true.....in 99.9% of cases. Seymenya seems to be one of those tragic 0.01% where the simple definitions just don't work. I think the solution that she was made to have hormone treatment was the right one and we will have to accept that in some cases we have to check these things out and allow a solution. Given her post 2009 performances it does appear that we have managed to allow a happy medium. She has the treatment (possibly an op too) and now competes on a more even level with the girls.
Joplas
RE: Caster Semenya isn't training - may not compete in 2013 5/24/2013 8:25AM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Forget Semenya

The new person ready to dominate the "womens" 800m is Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi who makes Semenya look like Miss America.
xenonscreams
RE: Caster Semenya isn't training - may not compete in 2013 5/24/2013 8:37AM - in reply to eldanielfire Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
She's biologically intersex. Her gender is female. I don't understand why people have so much trouble with this.
A Duck
RE: Caster Semenya isn't training - may not compete in 2013 5/24/2013 9:22AM - in reply to winning strategy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

winning strategy wrote:

Fairly obvious she's xxy.
Really sucks for her because that's just a confusing mess in life and on the track.

Not really fair to her competitors though when the sport is broken down by sex. Is it sexist or insensitive? No, the sport is broken down by sex, what do they expect the participants to do about it when it's such a muddled version of that line between man/woman.

Those trying to deflect and claim she's all woman really aren't doing her any favors. I wish people were more honest and open with the issue so that they wouldn't have to treat her like an outcast or some sort of leper. It is what it is, why not talk about it and why sometimes it's difficult to assign gender...?



Agree with most of this. A few things are mysteries. Did the confidential deal with the IAAF require her to take hormones to lower her testosterone?

She's a college student, right?

Why has it seemed impossible for her to realize she had a totally unfair advantage over "other" women?

How many of us in college would have wanted to compete against high school kids all the time?

I have no doubt that if the IAAF hadn't interceded that she could have just crushed every competition she wanted.

Strong bet the SA Federation folks wanted to use her to make the money for themselves.

Sad situation for her, but also not fair for the women in her event.
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