A former sprinter has been detained by police in India following rape allegations from her partner, who also accuses her of being male.
Pinki Pramanik, best known for winning a gold medal at the 2006 Asian Games, has been accused by her live-in partner of sexually assaulting her. She was taken in by West Bengal police on Thursday.
As a result of the claims that Ms Pramanik is actually male, Barasat district court have ordered a full gender test for the sprinter.
Ms Pramanik, 26, strongly denied the charges, and refuses to take the medical test.
The ex-relay sprinter was quoted by the Times of India newspaper as telling reporters that: "I have undergone numerous tests during my career as an athlete. Why should I agree to more ridiculous tests?"
According to the Times of India, any potential trial hinges on the result of any gender test.
An Indian sprint medallist who took silver in the 800m in Doha in 2006, was found to be male after the games. Santhi Soundarajan lost her medal after a gender test found her to be male.
Pramanik, though, may not lose her medals should she be found to male.
"It's a tricky situation now and we are waiting for an official report on her medical test," an Athletic Foundation of India spokesperson told Reuters India.
The spokesman added that Pramanik would not be arbitrarily stripped of her medals should she be ruled male.
"We never had any such complaint against her when she was an active athlete and naturally there was no question of subjecting her to a gender test."