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“Steroids Made A Man Out of Me”

Former East German Olympic Shot-Putter Claims Gear Forced Sex Change Operation

Just when you think you’ve heard it all, something like this pops up. The former Heidi Krieger, who was crowned the 1986 European Women’s Shot-Put Champion, has made a public statement that being ‘tricked’ into taking steroids caused her to go through physical and emotional problems, which resulted in a 1997 sex change operation.

As told to CNN, the now-Andreas Krieger said, “I felt much more attracted to women and just felt like a man. But I knew I was not lesbian.”

Krieger further stated that her coaches told her that the oral Turinabol tablets were vitamins, and she is dismissing her awards as “doping medals.”

Once the Berlin Wall and the Kremlin fell, it was no secret that Eastern Bloc nations were giving their athletes steroids for international competitions. There is a good chance that Krieger wasn’t told that she was being given gear, but how much that had to do with her wanting to live the rest of her life as a man is debatable at best, and preposterous at worst.

Photo credit: Transgriot

One Comment

  1. sandrar

    September 10, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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