Turaeva, 42, a six-time world weightlifting champion and eight-time European weightlifting champion, describes her experience being thwarted on a plane from St Petersburg to Krasnodar as a bit of a feat. strange. The Russian athlete said that the security staff believed she was indeed a man impersonating a woman and asked her all kinds of personal questions to determine her true gender. Anna Turaeva’s appearance has indeed become very manly after years of bodybuilding, but she claims to be 100% female and tries to explain to the airline rep that they were wrong in asking. She proves her gender, especially it’s clearly stated on her passport.
“At the checkpoint, they refused to let me go through and said that it said in my passport that I was a woman,” Anna Turaeva shared. “What a shame, I was blamed as a child in front of the people in line. I was asked ‘intimate’ questions. I felt completely helpless in this situation.”
Anna said that she quietly and politely tried to explain that she was indeed a woman, and after so many persuasions she was finally allowed on the plane.
Anna Turaeva’s manly look has long caught people’s attention, especially as photos of her dressed in rather manly outfits begin to circulate online, but perhaps she has never had to face it. The situation is similar like this.