South African Natalie du Toit has become the first amputee to qualify for an Olympic Games. After qualifying in the 10-Kilometres open water event.
24 Year old Du Toit finished fourth in a field of 50 at the Open Water World Championships in Seville on Saturday. Du Toit finished just 5.1 seconds behind overall winner Larisa Ilchenko of Russia.
Du Toit now heads to Manchester for the Paralympic World Cup at the Manchester Aquatics centre. Come and see her in action, tickets are still available on the door. Friday 9th May and Saturday 10th May.
– but the sailors praise the new boats
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