Christine Mboma ahead of the Tokyo 2020 women's 200m Final

Former Polish sprinter Marcin Urbas has scrutinized the performances of Namibia’s Christine Mboma after her outstanding performances at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, demanding that she is tested.

The 18-year-old Mboma who has hyperandrogenism, which is a condition that produces more testosterone than normal in your body, twice set a world U20 record in Tokyo, including a sizzling 21.81 seconds to take the silver medal behind Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah in the final.

The Namibian also ran a time of 21.97 seconds in her semifinal on Monday.

Now Urbas, the 2002 European indoor 200m champion, is calling for the teenager who is also the world U20 400m record holder with 48.54s – to be tested to find out if she is a woman.

“I would like to request a thorough test on Mboma to find out if she definitely is a woman,” commented Urbas, according to Marca newspaper.

“The testosterone advantage of Mboma over other participants is seen with the naked eye.

“In construction, movement, technique, at the same time as speed and endurance. 

“She has the parameters of an 18-year-old boy, at that age, my PB was 22.01 and she has done it in 21.97 in Tokyo.”

His comments were made prior to Mboma’s improving run of 21.81s in the final, so he will be even more gutted after watching her chased down the likes of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Gabby Thomas in the final.

For Urbas, he thinks that it is unfair to see Mboma breaking all these junior world records with such ease.

“With progression and improvement in her technique, she will soon drop to 21.00 seconds in 200m and 47.00 seconds in the 400m,” Urbas added on Marca.

“We will continue to think that she is fair and equal, and it is a clear and insolent injustice against women who are definitely women.”

 

Christine Mboma ahead of the Tokyo 2020 women's 200m Final

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  1. If Mboma was born with hyperandrogenism ( it was not artificially injected in her) why should anyone worry or query this natural gift?

    An athlete with longer legs and hands surely have some advantage in strides and power than others. Why are they not queried? Similarly, boxers with longer hands and heights have physical advantages over their opponents?

    I would advice that Mboma and similar athletes who benefit from natural advantages should be left out of this unnecessary arguments of hyperandrogenism.

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