3 Jan 2009

Athlete who failed gender test to coach

6:01 am on 3 January 2009

India's Santhi Soundarajan, who was stripped of her Asian Games medal after failing a gender test, has swapped competition for coaching to keep her athletic aspirations alive.

Soundarajan lost the women's 800 metres silver medal she captured in Doha in 2006.

However, she recently started her Olympian Sports Academy after joining the regional government as an athletics coach on a two-year contract, and says she's happy coaching.