It’s not that she was forced to act like a man, put on a certain kind of clothing or something like that, but something a little more sinister and, in fact, the case ended up on the court lines. This is Andreas Krieger, a German sportsman who was born as Heidi Krieger and who competed as a weight thrower representing East Germany.
However, for her misfortune, Heidi competed during a time when her country indiscriminately practiced doping with steroids with the aim of showing German might. And she was no stranger to it, but worst of all, they did so not only without her consent but also without her knowledge.
While Heidi was harvesting medals for his country, he was unknowingly becoming a man by increasingly acquiring a male figure. In 1986 she won the gold medal at the European Athletics Championships, which would become her greatest achievement, then sewed a second and fourth place, as well as distinguished participations in other competitions.
The retreat from sports
In 1990 she retired from sports. Later the athlete learned what her coaches had done behind her back and resigned herself to the fact that steroids had left her looking so markedly masculine that in 1997 she decided she had no choice but to get an intervention surgical lyreassignment of sex as well as changing her name, although on several occasions she stated that it is not what she would have wanted.
The culprits of doping
Towards 2000, the guilt of Manfred Ewald and Mandred, chairman of the German sports committee and medical director respectively, for doping on steroids, not only Andreas, but several other athletes, including minors, were found. Although the damage was already done and Andreas became the best-known case of a person turned man against his will.
Image source: sport.sme.sk
August 31, 2019
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