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But despite the furore, she easily took gold in the final in Berlin.The teenage sensation has sparked controversy over her strikingly muscular physique.One of the most famous cases saw female German athlete Dora Ratjen revealed as a man named Hermann following high jump success at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and the 1938 European Championships.The athlete later claimed he had been forced to disguise himself as a female by the Nazi government.South African athletics fans today expressed their anger at the claims about Semenya's gender.Dozens posted comments on newspaper websites, with some claiming the speculation was racially motivated.
She was later unmasked as a he after failing a chromosome test in 1967.
A source said: 'In a few rare individuals there is a grey area between male and female.
It's possible that she falls into this bracket.'The gender verification process takes weeks as it is extremely complex.'If there were ever any suspicions regarding this girl, tests should have been done at the earliest opportunity to save her any embarrassment.' If Semenya was proven to be a male she would be the latest in a string of gender fraud cases in international athletics.
International Olympic Committee regulations require all athletes to compete under their gender at birth.
However, experts fear Semenya, who has competed internationally throughout her teens, should be tested to check whether she might suffer from from a rare condition in which individuals can exhibit both male and female chromosomes.
Mr Davies revealed that Semenya's astoundingly quick performance prompted suspicions over her gender.