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Du Toit struggles in Shanghai

2011-07-19 13:00
Natalie du Toit (File)
Shanghai - South Africa's Paralympian star Natalie du Toit, has finished in 39th place in the women's 10km open water swim at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai.

Du Toit, who became the first female amputee to compete in an able-bodied Olympics in 2008, finished in 2:08:27:1.

The event was won by Britain's Keri-Anne Payne in 2:01:58.1, with Italy's Martina Grimaldi and Marianna Lymperta of Greece in second and third positions respectively.


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