Anorak News | Chinese athlete thought she was a woman. She’s not

Chinese athlete thought she was a woman. She’s not

by | 6th, March 2009

A Chinese athlete who won more than 40 medals has thrown most of them away after discovering she is not a woman. Gasp!

Xiao Nan (pictured, centre) won more than 40 medals – as a women – in student athletics events.

But after hospital tests confirmed that Xiao was actually a man (with male chromosomes and everything!), she chucked out all but 10 of them – don’t ask us why she didn’t throw them all out, ’cause we don’t know. Maybe she’ll sell them on eBay one day.

“Being a champion was never a happy thing to me. Standing on the podium made me feel guilty, and I always thought the real champion should have been the one standing next to me,” she admitted, in a deep booming voice.

“I felt I often had an impulse or desire for women instead of men. And my body is more like a man than a woman.”

Xiao is now living as a man and has begun a nine-month course of sex-change surgery at Sichuan Xichan Plastic Surgery Hospital.

“The first thing I want to do after the surgery is to go swimming, wearing only boxer shorts,” Xiao told her local newspaper.

[Via Ananova]

Posted: 6th, March 2009 | In: Sports Comment | TrackBack | Permalink