Sunday, May 18, 2008

...and that's not all!


Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius has just won his court battle to compete for a space on the South African Olympic team, and if he makes it, he won't be alone.

Open-water swimmer Natalie Du Toit will also be representing South Africa. At the age of sixteen, Ms. Du Toit narrowly missed a place on the Olympic team in 2000. In 2001 she lost her leg when a motorist collided with her scooter as she was leaving swim practice. Since that time, she has pursued her Olympic dream, winning five gold medals and a silver medals in the 2004 Paralympic games.

Natalie Du Toit is the first amputee to qualify for the Olympic games.

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