Friday, May 16, 2008

Swimmer with Just One Leg Qualifies for the Olympics

Dreams carry Natalie Du Toit to Beijing - Olympics News - Telegraph:

"She has made history by becoming the first amputee to qualify for the Olympic Games, an achievement that defies scientific logic. While lawyers still argue over whether her compatriot, Oscar Pistorius, gains an unfair advantage on the track over his able-bodied rivals through his prosthetic blades, Du Toit's incredible feat is to have finished fourth in a two-hour race in choppy water, and with swimmers bumping and boring into each other, with only half the leg-propulsion of her rivals."