Tag: Natalie du Toit

Turning For The Best: A Heroic Life

Turning For The Best: A Heroic Life Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Natalie du Toit is undoubtedly one of the most unique Olympic swimmers in history.  The amputee qualified for the 2008 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Beijing and finished 4th in the 10 km race at the 2008 World Open Water Swimming Championships despite her handicap. Her

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Swimmers On Dryland

Courtesy of WOWSA, Life Saving Exhibition Lake, St. Louis, Missouri. Many open water swimmers can be defined as fascinating people on dryland. At the initial Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the marathon swimming finalists included Dr. Edith van Dijk who is a Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau with a Doctorate in Economy from

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What Is Natalie Du Toit Doing Now?

Courtesy of 7Q2 about Natalie du Toit, circa 2015. An interview by 7Q2 here with the only amputee in Olympic swimming history to final in an Olympic swimming event, Natalie du Toit of South Africa in the 2008 Beijing 10 km marathon swim. She not only finished fourth in the 2008 FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships 10 km and 16th at the Olympic 10K

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