Like her countryman Oscar Pistorius, Caster Semenya, 21, will always be known more for her appearance than her ability. No matter how many inquiries rule that she is a woman, rivals will complain that her androgynous build gives her an unfair advantage. It’s a sad irony for an athlete who comes from a country, South Africa, that has struggled for so long to accept the other and the different as equal. But maybe it’s also understandable. When was the last time you saw the best middle-distance runners in the world being beaten by a bus length?
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