Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
UK version International version About the versions|Low graphics|Help
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Tuesday, 20 April, 2004, 16:17 GMT 17:17 UK
Du Toit misses Olympic mark
South African swimmer Natalie du Toit
Natalie du Toit saw her hopes of qualifying for South Africa's Olympic squad fade after she failed to qualify at the national championships.

But the 20-year-old, who lost her left lower leg in an accident in 2001, will compete at two more meetings in a bid to reach the 800m freestyle mark.

"It has always been her dream to compete at the Olympic Games," said her manager Dave Rundle.

"She believes she has the ability to get there, and it is in her nature to keep going."

Du Toit's time during the national Olympic trials this week was more than 20 seconds off the qualifying mark.

Now, the South African will race at two meetings in France and Barcelona in June in a bid to set the necessary time.

Du Toit won two gold medals in the multi-disability 50m and 100m freestyle at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Aside from her Olympic ambitions, she will be focussed on turning those medals into Paralympic titles at her first Games this September.





Links to more Swimming stories


 

SEE ALSO
Du Toit's Olympic dreams
24 Dec 03  |  Disability Sport
Du Toit races to gold
09 Oct 03  |  Disability Sport
Du Toit voted top athlete
04 Aug 02  |  Swimming


RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


E-mail services | Sport on mobiles/PDAs

MMIX

Back to top

Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

BBC Sport Academy >> | BBC News >> | BBC Weather >>
About the BBC | News sources | Privacy & Cookies Policy | Contact us
banner watch listen bbc sport