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Discussion in 'Personal' started by warringtonboy, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Won her heat by a short head then.
     
  2. Won her heat by a short head then.
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    Yes! I do admire her. She is a very good runner.
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    She is a talented a brave young woman. I hope she wins the gold.
     
  5. Me too. After what she went through she must be very courageous to put herself in the limelight again.
     
  6. rach1968

    rach1968 New commenter

    Oh, I agree! So lovely to see her holding her head high and I, too, hope she wins gold.
     
  7. So what is she then? Officially "female" but actually an intersexual? She must have put up with a lot in her life, but I can't help thinking that if she were white, she'd have been declared a man and banned into sporting oblivion, like the East European shot putters of the past, who claimed to be female, but really weren't.
     
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    Well you obviously have no wondrous God-like knowledge. So the rest of your drivel is worthless.
     
  9. So what do you know about her that most people don't which makes your words so valuable?
     
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    Nothing.
     
  11. I thought as much.
     
  12. the poor woman has been examined from every angle (probably literally) and she is now officially female
    bob - you disagree - so what do you know that the ioc don't
     
  13. Professor Dumbledore

    Professor Dumbledore New commenter

    Is it me or has everyone missed the (rather crude) joke in the OP's post?
     
  14. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    Everybody has been studiously ignoring it.
     
  15. I knew it was rude but I don't get it
     
  16. Professor Dumbledore

    Professor Dumbledore New commenter

    Oops, yes I'm the kind you don't invite to important dinner parties.
     
  17. I know that similar white East Europeans were banned in the past, and that this person benefited from the political correctness that holds sway in the IOC which would be loth to offend black sensibilities, especially after the South Africans cried racism when her status was questioned by rival athletes, who had demanded she be tested.

     
  18. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    She has a name.
     
  19. similar? in what way - other than objected to?
     
  20. Read this:
    Ewa K?obukowska (born 1 October 1946 in Warsaw, Poland) is a former Polish sprinter.

    <h2> Biography</h2>
    She won the gold medal in the women's 4x100 m relay and the bronze medal in the women's 100 m sprint at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

    In 1965 in <u>Prague</u> she set a world record in the 100 m sprint with the time 11.1 s.

    In 1966 at the European Athletics Championships in Budapest she won two gold medals in the 100 m sprint and the 4x100 m relay and the silver medal in the 200 m sprint.

    K?obukowska failed a traditional gender test for European Cup women's track and field competition in Kiev
    in 1967 and was subsequently banned from competing in professional
    sports. According to the IAAF she had "one chromosome too many". Medical
    publications revealed that Klobukowska is a genetic mosaic of XX/XXY.
    It is understood that testes had been surgically removed at an earlier
    stage and that she was being treated with oestrogens. The irony is that
    had she been tested one year later at the Mexico Olympics she would have
    been eligible on the grounds that she was Barr Body
    positive. Klobukowska has a Barr Body in all of her cells. Athletes
    without such a Barr Body (inactive X-chromosome) were suspended from
    competition before 1968.

     

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