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Biography

DU TOIT Natalie

Nationality Republic of South Africa Flag RSA Republic of South Africa
Birth Date 29/01/1984
Gender Women
Height (m / in) 1.75/5'8''
Weight (kg / lbs) 0/0
Events Inscribed   Aquatics Swimming Women's 800m Freestyle
Aquatics Swimming Women's 50m EAD Freestyle
Aquatics Swimming Women's 100m EAD Freestyle
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Women's 100m EAD Freestyle
GOLD Medal GOLD -  Women's 50m EAD Freestyle

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
17 Mar
10:52
SAS Women's 50m EAD Freestyle
Heat 02
Republic of South Africa Flag RSA  - DU TOIT Natalie (1) 29.32 Completed
17 Mar
19:50
SAS Women's 50m EAD Freestyle
Final A
Republic of South Africa Flag RSA  - DU TOIT Natalie (1) 29.27 Completed
18 Mar
10:00
SAS Women's 800m Freestyle
Heat 01
Republic of South Africa Flag RSA  - DU TOIT Natalie (6) 9:06.12 Completed
19 Mar
10:54
SAS Women's 100m EAD Freestyle
Heat 02
Republic of South Africa Flag RSA  - DU TOIT Natalie (1) 1:02.25 Completed
19 Mar
20:09
SAS Women's 100m EAD Freestyle
Final A
Republic of South Africa Flag RSA  - DU TOIT Natalie (1) 1:01.81 Completed

Place Of Birth Cape Town, South Africa
Residence Cape Town, South Africa
Marital Status Single
Occupation Student
Coach Karoly von Toros
Influential Person Family
Idol Lance Armstrong
Recent Results EAD 50m Freestyle S1-S13 - 00:30.03 (13-Mar-2005)

EAD 100m Freestyle S1-S13 - 01:02.80 (23-Sep-2005)
800m Freestyle - 09:05.43 (04-Apr-2005)
Commonwealth
Games History
Melbourne 2006
Gold in the EAD 50m Freestyle (29.27)
new WR / AR / NR

Manchester 2002
Gold in the MD 100m Freestyle (-2.30 from S9 target)
Gold in the MD 50m Freestyle (-1.06 from S9 target)
8th in the 800m Freestyle (8:39.23)

Kuala Lumpur 1998
Competed in the 200m Butterfly (2:20.05)
Competed in the 400m Individual Medley (5:03.75)
6th in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay (3:54.19)
Olympic
Games History
2004 Athens Paralympics
Gold in the 50m Freestyle
Gold in the 100m Freestyle
Gold in the 400m Freestyle
Gold in the 100m Butterfly
Silver in the 100m Backstroke
Gold in the 200m Individual Medley
Other Natalie competed at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur in 1998 as an able-bodied athlete. In February 2001 her left leg was amputated below the knee following an accident. She had just finished swimming practice and was riding her scooter to school when a car drove into her. Within a few months of leaving hospital she was back in the swimming pool.

At the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games Natalie qualified for the 800m Freestyle final - the first time in history that an athlete with a disability had qualified for the final of an able-bodied event.
She also won gold in the multi-disability 50m and 100m Freestyle races, setting new world record times in each.

Natalie narrowly missed qualifying for the Athens Olympics in 2004 and has her sights set on the next Olympics in Beijing, 2008, hoping to partake in the 1500m freestyle.

At the 2003 All-Africa Games, competing against able-bodied swimmers, Natalie won gold in the 800m Freestyle. At the Afro-Asian Games in the same year, again competing against able-bodied swimmers, she took silver in the 800m Freestyle and bronze in the 400m Freestyle.

At the closing of the Manchester Games Natalie was presented with the first David Dixon award for the outstanding Athlete of the Games.

In 2004, Natalie was studying for a Bachelor of Science degree, specializing in genetics and physiology, at the University of Cape Town.

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