Caster Semenya won the Women’s 800 m race at the World Championships this past Thursday by almost 2 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. Check out this margin of victory. The win looks like something out of this world and almost impossible. Caster definitely had a leg up on the rest of the field, but was it hard work, genetics, or gender doping? Nobody is sure but something has to give.
Her dramatic improvement along with her muscular build and deep voice have sparked speculation. IAAF general secretary Pierre Weiss said the gender tests were ordered because of, “ambiguity, not because we believe she is cheating.” So unlike Saturday Night Live’s “Pat,” it looks like we will be able to find out what Caster’s true gender is. Check out this interview from Caster and see what gender you think she most closely resembles. You could be wrong like Eric Modiba, head of the Nthema Secondary School where Caster attended who said, “She never wore a dress. It was only in Grade 11 that I realized she’s a girl.” Well Mr. Modiba be prepared to change your mind again.