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  • Who Was Stella Walsh?

    FYI:

    http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2013/6 ... x-olympian

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    Great Story, Thanks. See was around in the San Fernando Valley when I was in high school. We all wondered back then.

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      Very nice bit of journalism; lots of things about this historically famous situation I had't known.

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        When's the doc out ??
        i deserve extra credit

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          Shouldn't this move to the historical forum?

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            That's where I meant to put it. Sleep deprived yesterday.

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            • #7
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              fear not, you did put it there; i moved it here.

              The amount of traffic on the Historical forum is only a sliver of what we get here, and I felt this an important enough piece that it deserved maximal exposure.

              I do this "frequently" with pieces like this, and once they have run their course, tend to move them back (same with the rare Things Not Track bit).

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                Ah, so while I am not nuts, I still could use some shuteye. :wink:

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                • #9
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                  I was just going to bed last night when I saw this.

                  2 hours later I was still up and reading stuff about Stella Walsh.

                  Really want to see the doc

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                  • #10
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                    Another interesting story:

                    http://www.spiegel.de/international/ger ... 49104.html

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                    • #11
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                      All of these stories and the far that such cases were recognised, if not acknowledged, 80 years ago is what made the who unseemly furore about Caster Semenya so very offensive

                      However much some may want it to be, everything in life is not black and a white
                      i deserve extra credit

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                      • #12
                        Latest but greatest story on Stella noted here:
                        http://masterstrack.com/long-sad-sto...ers-age-marks/

                        I argue that USATF should redo her Hall of Fame citation, which says: “She married and lived in Cleveland until 1980 when she died from gunshot wounds. An autopsy revealed that Walsh had male sex organs.”

                        http://www.usatf.org/halloffame/TF/s...asp?HOFIDs=177

                        Stella was intersex, not male. Her status should be noted properly — and not leave the impression she had standard male-issue genitals.

                        K E N

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                        • #13
                          An excellent article on Walsh. The one thing I'd take the writer up on is the decision to run for Poland in 1932. She had already won 3 Gold Medals representing Poland at the Women's World Games in 1930 [60m, 100m and 200m], so was unlikely to have competed for the USA in 1932

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                          • #14
                            Very well done piece.

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