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Du Toit aiming for 2012 Olympics

Updated: March 25, 2009, 11:13 AM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- Natalie du Toit, the first female amputee swimmer to qualify for the Olympics, will compete in the Paralympic World Cup and against able-bodied swimmers at the world championships.

The 25-year-old South African said Wednesday the 100-meter freestyle on May 25 at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester was part of her efforts to gain experience in international competition ahead of the 2012 London Olympics.

Du Toit, who won five gold medals at both the 2004 and ...

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