South African swimmer Natalie du Toit scored her 13th Paralympics gold this week when she won her third gold medal at this year’s Paralympics in London.
Natalie du Toit is flying the South African flag high at the Paralympics in London.
The swimmer has already won three gold medals since the beginning of the event. Du Toit was also the first to win a gold medal for the SA team when she came first in the 50 metres butterfly with a time of 32.60.
Du Toit’s Paralympics career began in 2002 in Athens and with her latest wins, she now holds a record number of wins by a female Paralympics athlete (13 gold medals). Her career will come to an end with the 100m freestyle race.
Speaking to reporters in London, Du Toit said she was nervous about her last race.
“I’m so nervous about the race because I’m not swimming so well and these girls have improved, especially in the 100s and 50s. So I’ve got to try my best and walk away with a medal and it will be special being my last competition,” she said.