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Du Toit gets more medals
- Updated: August 16, 2010
Paralympic swim star Natalie du Toit grabbed South Africa’s second gold medal in as many days at the IPC World Swimming Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands on Monday.
In Sunday’s opening day our golden girl took Team SA’s first gold when she won the 100-metre butterfly title (S9 category) in 1min 08.30sec.
On Monday she went on to win the 200m Individual Medley final in 2:32.31.
But she wasn’t done with that achievement… she also took a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke final (SB8) when she clocked 1:25.95 for a national record in this event.
Her achievements mean she has now won all three of South Africa’s medals at the championships.
She was won of five South Africans involved in finals on Monday.
Best of the rest was Port Elizabeth’s Kevin Paul who took fourth in the 200m Individual Medley final (S10) with a 2:15.61 national record.
Other SA finalists were Renette Bloem (7th in the 100m breaststroke S11 category, 1:39.57) and Hendri Herbst (8th in the 100m breaststroke S12 category, 1:29.49).