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The ‘man-woman athlete’ was frequently evoked in the 1930s British popular press. These were, for the most part, athletes who had competed in women’s sport, but later realised them-selves to be men, such as Mark Weston and Zdenek Koubek. Giv-en the current furore about the limits of sex segregation in pro-fessional sport, it is illuminating to look back to the debates that were occurring at the point when women’s sport was gaining a professional footing and how, then as now, appeals to science were used to explain the application of cultural and social stand-ards to cast doubt upon athletes' bodies.


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