Completely Agree wrote:
So unfair to the ladies without testicles in that race!
Yes, the top two are clear XY males (even if their testicles are internal, they've still got them, and they are still producing a LOT of testerosterone).
It has turned women's sport in to a joke. Adolescent boys can beat the top women in the world easily; as a result, all these corrupt regimes need to do now is [drop the drugs and] root around and find their rare XYs with undescended testes (who present as females as birth). They'll win everything if they do that. Though Africa does seem to have a lot higher incidence than other populations, I'm sure they could all find a few. Pity that the true XX elite women will be denied a chance and be relegated to club athletics, but this is the way it is heading.
Frankly, should anyone be XY (with the only exception being a 100% androgen insensitivity phenotype), they should not be competing against XX women. They should be competing against the men, because physically, they ARE men.
In the article recently posted examining this issue (by a transgender woman herself), she cited that there are apparently more than two top women 800m transgender women at the moment. Does anyone know who the others are? Apart from the top two, the rest in Rome looked pretty female to me.