Controversy Clouds Swimming, Male or Female?

June 9, 2014

cswim140608The Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association’s National Championships held at the National Sports Center is swirling in controversy, with questions raised as to the gender of an Indian national competing in a female race

It all came during the girls 13 & over 50m breaststroke race, when India’s Priyanka Priydrshni [pictured] clocked a blistering 30.88.

Following the event Priydrshni exited the pool and went straight into the changing room, with onlookers still stunned at the time.

Allegations have surfaced that the swimmer may not have been Priydrshni — but possibly her teammate Agnishwar Jayaprakash — who is a 23 year old man.

Despite the confusion and speculation, an official disqualification could not be issued, as there was no proof that Priydrshni did not take part in the race.

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  1. North West says:

    Which changing room? Men or women’s?

  2. kat says:

    Sounds like a bunch of sore losers

  3. Redo says:

    That’s nuts.

  4. Unbelievable says:

    Well all you had to do was look.

    How difficult can this be?

  5. crazy says:

    this is just silliness, why can’t we respect our fellow athletes?

  6. Starting Point says:

    There are no photos from a national championship race that has one of Bermudas most decorated athletes (Blackburn) in it? seriously, pretty easy to see if you have two women on a starting block next to each other and then compare the person in the photo to the stats for the female swimmer, hight etc.

    BTW, exiting the pool over the bulkhead and leaving the pool deck prior to the marshals instruction should have been a DQ anyway so the swim time would not count.

  7. lol says:

    Lol dropped from the Indian team. would’ve been the biggest farce in swimming history if this guy/girl got away with it.