800m world championships. Is it fair?
It is a quiet night on telly so I am watching the athletics on the BBC. At the moment we have the heats of the 800m for women. The controversy over caster semenya is well documented but as well in the heats today dorcus ajok and margaret wambui are through. I'm not for a minute suggesting they are men dressing as women and I am sure they identify as female through and through but are obviously considerably stronger and larger than the other women they compete against. Thing is though, is it a level playing field? If not, who do we penalise? If they are intersex it isn't their fault and if they are brought up as female, shouldn't they compete as female? I'm not sure how you call this one. I can only see everybody losing