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Amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius says IAAF doesn’t want him to compete in Olympics

Double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius, often referred to as the “blade runner” has accused the IAAF of trying to stop him from competing at the Beijing Olympics.
IAFF gave Pistorius approval to compete in the able-bodied Beijing Olympics. He would still however have to record an Olympic qualifying time, which he has since been unable [...]

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Natalie du Toit from South Africa will be the first person to compete in both the Olympics and Paralympics after being named on both swimming teams.
Natalie lost her left leg in a car accident in 2001. She qualified for the Beijing Olympics by finishing fourth in the 10 kilometer open water championships.
She won five [...]

Just after qualifying for the Beijing Olympics in the 10 km Open Water swim, Natalie du Toit won the 100 meter freestyle event at the Paralympic world cup.
The South African swimmer lost her leg in a motorcycle accident.
She wore one of the new LZR Racer swimsuits from Speedo.
“My suit is a bit big and I [...]

South African amputee Natalie Du Toit qualified for the Beijing Olympics in the 10 km swim at the Open Water World Championships. It will be the first time the event is held at the Olympics.
Du Toit lost her left leg in a traffic accident in 2001. She finished fourth in the race.
“I have [...]