NEW DELHI, India — She lost her career, was ostracized and driven to a suicide attempt. Having lost her 2006 Asian Games silver for failing a gender test, India’s Santhi Soundarajan has made an emotional appeal that Caster Semenya should not be subject to the trauma she went through.
The Olympic Council of Asia stripped Santhi of the silver medal she won in the 800m in Qatar, saying she had been "disqualified as per the recommendations of the medical committee on a Games rule violation," The Times of India reported at the time.
Like the South African athlete, Soundarajan says she found out the results of her gender test from newspaper and television reports. "It was the biggest shock of my life. The shock is still there in my mind." ….Read More