Asiad medallist slogs at brick kiln
Pudukkottai, July 24 (ANI): Santhi Soundarajan, an athlete whose career in sports ended after a failed gender test, is working as a daily wager at a brick kiln in Tamil Nadu. The Asian Games medallist was stripped of her women s 800 metres silver medal in the 2006 Asian Games after failing a gender test and was admitted to hospital two years later following a suicide bid. Santhi has been working at the brick kiln for three months, earning 200 rupees per day. Like many Indian track and field athletes, she took up sport to find a secure job and escape grinding poverty.