A former champion Indian athletics has been accused of being a man. to file suit is the partner who also claims to have been raped. Pinki Pramanik, won the 2006 gold medal in the 4x400m relay team at the Asian Games and a silver in the same event at the Commonwealth Games, was stopped by police and faces a criminal conviction. But not only. Pramanik also risks losing its sporting laurels.
TEST - The 26 year old, retired from racing in 2007, ended up in handcuffs in Calcutta following the termination of his companion for repeated sexual assault, but refused to be examined at the hospital to see what his sex. "Why should I be subjected to ridiculous test? Have already been visited many times in my career, "said former Indian champion. My companion, "I was stuck because I had asked for 300 thousand rupees, which I have not given," said the athlete.
HORMONE SYNDROME - The Pramanik, who police said lived with his partner in Calcutta for several months, is in custody. "We do not know whether this is a man or whether it has undergone a hormone in a given period, which can sometimes happen," said Secretary of the Federation of Indian athletics, CK Valson. Gender disputes are often caused by a hormonal syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), whereby someone is genetically a man, but his genitals appear female. Another Indian athlete, Santhi Soundarajan in 2006 did not pass a gender test and was stripped of silver medal in the 800 meters race at the Asian Games in Doha. Another recent case is the South African athlete Caster Semenya, winning the 800 meters at the World Championships of 2009, which was disqualified for 11 months after a test on her gender. Subsequently, the Semenya was exonerated of the accusations of being a man and may well compete for the gold medal at the Olympic Games in London.