Friday, January 2, 2009

Shanthi Soundarajan weaving Olympian dreams all over again

BANGALORE: A failed gender test cost Shanthi Soundarajan more than the 800m silver medal
at the Doha Asian Games.

Publicly humiliated and socially scorned, suicide seemed like a good option for the elder daughter of brick kiln labourers - Soundarajan and Manimekalai. Some nine months after one of the saddest stories in Indian sport unraveled itself on an international stage, the village belle from Kathakurichi consumed veterinary medicines in a bid to end her life.

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