Thu , 27 Jun 2019

GOLD medalist PINKI accused of being male, held for -RAPE-

Pinki Pramanik (born 10 April 1986 in Purulia) is an Indian track athlete who specialises in the 400 metres and 800 metres. All his/her career, Pinki Pramanik claimed to be a woman and competed as a female athelete. However, ON 14 JUNE 2012, a rape allegation by another person and the subsequent medical examination revealed that Pinki is actually a male.

"She" has had much success with the national 4×400 metres relay team, winning silver at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, gold at the 2006 Asian Games, and gold at the 2005 Asian Indoor Games. She completed at triple of gold medals at the 2006 South Asian Games, winning the 400 and 800 m events, as well as the relay.

Her first success was winning two bronzes at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships when she was 17 years old. She was chosen to represent Asia at the IAAF World Cup. Domestically, she has won three times at the All-India Open National Championships. A series of injuries and a car crash has meant that she has seldom competed since 2007.


On June 14 2012, a woman accused that Pinki was a male [15] and that she was raped by "him". Police actually claims that medical test show that Pinki indeed was a "male".