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Vote for Natalia Partyka, Olympian and Paralympian, Beijing and London
Gold finished in the hands of China’s Li Xiaoxia in the Women’s Singles event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Wednesday 1st August following her victory over compatriot Ding Ning.
Winning an Olympic gold medal is a remarkable achievement of that fact there is no doubt.
Equally, the efforts of a player, who departed in the third round of proceedings, can be described as remarkable.
Poland’s Natalia Partyka was beaten by Li Jie of the Netherlands in six games after having defeated Denmark’s Mie Slov in a seven games cliff hanger in round two.
Named on Shortlist
She is remarkable in the fact that once again she is competing in both the Olympic and Paralympic Games; such are her achievements that she is on the shortlist published by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for July's Athlete of the Month award.
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At the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Natalia Partyka was one of two athletes who competed in both the Olympic and Paralympic Games; the other was the South African swimmer, Natalie du Toit.
Once again in 2012 Natalia Partyka is one of two athletes competing in both multi-sport gatherings.
The other is again from South Africa, the much publicized track and field athlete Oscar Pistorious.
Natalia Partyka is the only athlete who was on duty in both Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing four years ago and will be complete the same feat in London.
Furthermore, in 2000 she also created history.
Now 23 years old, Natalia Partyka represented Poland at the 2000 Paralympics in London.
She was only 11 years old. She became the youngest player in any sport to compete.
Four years later in Athens when 15 years old, she won a gold medal in the Women’s Singles Class 10 event at the 2004 Paralympic Games and retained the title in Beijing four years later.
Singles and Team
In London, in addition to competing in the Women’s Singles event at the Olympic Games, she will compete in the Women’s Team event alongside Li Qian and Katarzyna Grzybowska before turning her attentions to the Paralympic Games.
The closing date is Wednesday 8th August 2012 at 12.00 midnight (Central European Summer Time).
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