"If you go at my home village and ask any of my neighbours, they would tell you that Mokgadi is a girl. They know because they helped raise her. People can say whatever they like but the truth will remain, which is that my child is a girl. I am not concerned about such things," she said.
jimmythefish: Caster blew the field away easily yesterday, and he/she did it with such ease that there is definitely something wrong.Interesting that I haven't heard anyone say the same about Usain Bolt. It seems to me to be just as true of him/her.
jimmythefish: Caster blew the field away easily yesterday, and he/she did it with such ease that there is definitely something wrong.
[Q] Getting women's ski jumping onto the Olympic program has been a hot topic for many years. Why has the movement been so focused on creating a separate division, as opposed to an open division where both men and women can compete, like in luge doubles?
[A] Ski jumping shouldn't have that. Body types are different; everything is different. We do not want to compete with the men. We want something different. Take men's and women's downhill, for example. If they were combined, the men would kill the women. It would be no competition. In ski jumping, it's the same thing. We don't want to be compared with the guys. We want a separate division.
[Q] You share the overall Normal Hill (K95) record [105.0m, set in January 2008} at the Whistler Olympic Park? Given that, is there really such a difference between men and women?
[A] It's such a technical sport that women need a little bit more speed to jump the same distance. With more speed, you're going to see women jump just as far as men on any hill. That said, the difference is not as obvious in ski jumping as in other sports. That's where a lot of the push [for Olympic inclusion] is coming from. If we were to compete on the same hill, at the same speed, we would jump shorter, but if you give us a few more kilometers per hour of speed, we're going to jump just as far, and it's not going to look any different.
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