Kristen Worley is on a mission. The Canadian cyclist is determined to make it to the 2008 Olympics, but that’s not what’s first on her mind. The transitioned athlete—the term she prefers over transsexual—is on a mission to prevent a repeat of what happened to Shanti Soundarajan.
A runner from India who won a silver medal in the women’s 800 meters at the 2006 Asian Games, Soundarajan garnered international scrutiny when she “failed” a gender test and was stripped of her medal. Three weeks ago, the 26 year old ended up in a coma after she attempted suicide.
Published – October 2007