Natalie du Toit

In 1998, at the tender age of 14, Natalie competed at the Kuala Lumpur Games as an able-bodied athlete. Three years later she was involved in a motorcycle accident and lost one of her legs. Despite this setback, she was determined to prove a point and competed at the Manchester Games both as an able-bodied and a disabled competitor. She achieved her goal, swimming into a credible eighth place in the able-bodied 800m Freestyle and winning gold in the 50m and 100m Elite Athletes with a Disability races. Today Natalie is one of the most successful disabled athletes of all time and continues to be an inspiration to athletes all over the world. Her two major dreams at this stage are to be able to run and to make it to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Congratulations Natalie, your Beijing dream has come true!

Lunch spot: Primi Piatti, Constantia Village or any place with great veggies and sweets. Also a lover of chocolates