Sex Chinese athletes sparked controversy among fansBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/sex-chinese-athletes-sparked-controversy-among-fans
"First, you are a man or a woman?" — this question of Professor Transfiguration of the immortal "heart of a Dog" I want to ask Chinese girls, pictures of which are now actively discussed in social networks of China. Despite the fact that Liao and Tong Mansu Sanhuan position themselves as girls and even advocate for the women's team on the run, the question remains open.
The final of the Championships in athletics, held in the Chinese city of Daqing in August, gave fans new favorites. Winners in the women's 400 metres were ladies from Hunan province Liao Mansu and Tong Sanjuan. Liao won the gold medal with a score of 53.25 seconds, while her teammate Tong received the silver with a score of 53,35 seconds.
But the attention of the Internet community has attracted not that athletes overcame the distance by as much as 2 seconds faster than the nearest competitor. All were surprised by the unusual appearance of the winners that, to put it mildly, not quite was similar to the ladies.
For the first time the audience doubted the gender of the athletes back in July, when the network began to publish photos of the winners of the intermediate championship. Interview with Liao, hearing that the runner is talking gruff male voice that almost convinced everyone that the athletes have something wrong.
The Association of athletics of China, learning about the rumors, said that Liao and Tong are definitely the fairer sex. But even this did not stop rumors in social networks continue to debate the sex of Champions, and to exercise the wit.
I must say that the cases when the sport men posing as women go out sometimes. For example, in June it became clear that runners from Kenya Sees Chepkosgei disqualified for doping in 2017, is actually a biological male. African managed to make himself a career among women, repeatedly winning competitions of different levels.
Runner caster Semenya from South Africa is a more complex case. The tests showed high levels of testosterone in the body athlete, but doctors were forced to acknowledge her as the woman, given the other sex. Semenya refused to artificially lower the level of male hormones in the body and therefore, she had to say goodbye to the big sports.
With modern advances in medicine to transform from guy to girl and Vice versa is a snap. Even easier to overdo it with hormonal drugs and get in addition to strength and endurance, and even the unusual appearance, not too suitable for the woman.