Offered to show my body to prove gender: Caster

25 May,2022 08:11 AM IST |  Washington  |  Agencies

“It made me sick, made me gain weight, panic attacks. I didn’t know if I was ever going to have a heart attack,” Semenya said of the medication

Caster Semenya. Pic/AFP



Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya said she offered to show her vagina to athletics officials when she was just 18 years old to prove she was a female. Semenya said track officials from the governing body "probably" thought she had a penis. "I told them, ‘It*s fine. I*m a female. I don*t care. If you want to see I*m a woman, I will show you my vagina. Alright?*," she told HBO Sports.

"It made me sick, made me gain weight, panic attacks. I didn*t know if I was ever going to have a heart attack," Semenya said of the medication. "It*s like stabbing yourself with a knife every day. But I had no choice. I*m 18, I want to run. I want to make it to [the] Olympics, that*s the only option for me. But I had to make it work."

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