“Do you want me to pull down my pants that you can see?” -Caster Semenya
Just recently, a new world record for the 800 metre female event was established, and this time it was done by a never heard, South African Caster Semenya, with a time of 1 minute 55.45 seconds but some people were questioning if she’s a real girl or not. In fact, the athletics governing body proclaimed that this runner’s gender was to be verified. For more details of this story, you can visithttp://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090820/sp_wl_afp/athleticsworld800wrsasemenya_20090820084907
Well, be the judge by looking at her picture…
photo c/o images.photo.co.uk
This is another scandal in the making just in case her detractors are correct. But this runner known to many as the “Golden Girl” said that she’s willing to be tested anytime and anywhere and said those words above.
Well, I’ll be waiting for the result of this celebrated issue and I’m hoping that she will pass the verification process.
Speaking of gender issue, can you still remember our very own Nancy Navalta? She too was in the same scenario sometimes in the late 80’s.
Nancy Navalta is a former track and field athlete and was touted as the heir apparent to Lydia de Vega as the Philippines‘ undisputed sprint queen. Questions about Navalta’s gender, however, cut short her athletic career as she already declined participating in track and field competitions to stop the insinuations about her gender. -wikipilipinas.org
And speaking of gender issue, there’s a rumor that a pretty female contestant in the ongoing Survivor Philippines is a male or former male?
By the way, my next race will be a half-marathon this coming August 30, 2009…It could be in Baguio City again or in Muntinlupa City.
LIFE IN A NUTSHELL: A man once said to me,” All roads lead to God. It’s like climbing a mountain. You can start anywhere at the base, but eventually everyone comes to the same place at the top.”
“OUR LORD IS WORTHY ALL OUR DAYS,
OF ALL OUR LOVE AND HIGHEST PRAISE;
HE DIED TO TAKE OUR SIN AND SHAME-
OH, BLESS THE SAVIOUR’S HOLY NAME!
man maybe worthy of admiration; only Christ is worthy of adoration.
God be Praised!