Wednesday, March 15, 2006

She may not win a medal at the Commonwealth Games, but amputee swimmer Natalie Du Toit deserves massive respect for giving the two-legged athletes a run -- or rather, swim -- for their money.

Du Toit will be competing in both able-bodied and "disabled" categories at the Commonwealth Games.

Interestingly, unlike the Olympic movement -- which is currently holding the Winter Paralympic Games in Turin, the Commonwealths have opted for a fully integrated programme.

If nothing else, it should ensure a higher profile for disablity sport in Melbourne, as the EAD events will be taking place while all the media outlets are present -- not several weeks later when the vast majority of them have left.


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