18-year-old Caster Semenya, the woman at the centre of a gender controversy, has an inter gender condition, sources have said. Semenya won the 800m gold running medal at the Athletics World Championships last month in Berlin.
The revelation that she is possibly a hermaphrodite is not the official response of the IAAF and "The statements should be treated with caution..." The IAAF said only that the results are in, and they haven't yet spoken to Semenya.
Semenya has three times the testosterone levels of the average woman. She was drawn into the controversy when the IAAF accused her of being a man, and ran a series of tests just hours before she won the title in Berlin.