German "man in woman's body" quits for hormone therapy

Updated: 2007-11-22 15:09

BERLIN, Nov 22 - German pole vaulter Yvonne Buschbaum is quitting athletics to have hormone therapy after deciding she was "emotionally in the wrong body".

Buschbaum, 27, won two European Championship bronze medals in her career.

She said in a statement on her Web site ( that a recent injury had contributed to her decision, adding that she did not dope.

"I feel I'm a man in the body of a woman," she said.

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