Stanisława Walasiewicz / Stella Walsh / by Molly Schiot

Walasiewicz on the right (changed her last name to Walsh) set over one-hundred national and world records, including fifty-one Polish records, eighteen world records, and 8 European records. Her success did not come without controversy. Walsh was thought to be a man, despite birth records that clearly indicated she was female. She was killed during an armed robbery  in 1980, an autopsy confirmed that she possessed male genitalia. A detailed investigation later revealed that Walsh was born with both an XX and an XY pair of chromosomes.

Walasiewicz on the right (changed her last name to Walsh) set over one-hundred national and world records, including fifty-one Polish records, eighteen world records, and 8 European records. Her success did not come without controversy. Walsh was thought to be a man, despite birth records that clearly indicated she was female. She was killed during an armed robbery  in 1980, an autopsy confirmed that she possessed male genitalia. A detailed investigation later revealed that Walsh was born with both an XX and an XY pair of chromosomes.