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Santhi fails gender test

December 18, 2006 10:10 IST

An Indian silver medallist at the Doha Asian Games could be stripped of her medal after failing a gender test, an Indian sports official said on Sunday.

Santhi Soundarajan won silver in the women's 800 metres.

"She had to undergo a gender test and there were some problems with it," Dr. Manmohan Singh, head of the medical panel of the Indian Olympic Association, told Reuters.

"They (the organisers) have informed the executive board of the Olympic Council of Asia. Doubts were raised during the dope test by an official, following which the test was carried out," Singh added.

No further details were immediately available. The Asian Games concluded on December 15.

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Sub: Santhi fails gender test

How does one fail a gender test? What is it that failed 'her' - is she a male?

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