What in The World Happened To ...

#WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo ... Natalie du Toit

South African swimmer, Natalie Du Toit stole South Africans’ hearts after she was involved in a scooter accident at 17.

Du Toit's left leg was amputated at the knee, three months after this life-changing surgery Du Toit started swimming again.

She went on to qualify for the finals in the 800m freestyle at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Photo: Paralympic Gold Medal Swimmer, Natalie Du Toit.

At the end of the Games, Natalie was presented with the a David Dixon Award for Outstanding Athlete of the Games.

Du Toit has since competed and won gold medals in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games, as well as the Commonwealth Games in 2006 and again in 2010.

South Africa has honoured the athlete with the Order of Ikhamanga in Gold, for her exceptional athletic achievements.

Natalie earned three gold medals, and a silver, at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. This increased the number of gold medals she has received across three Paralympic Games to 13!

The 2012 London Paralympic Games were the last of her career, ending off her career with one last gold medal.

Photo: Paralympic Gold Medalist, Natalie Du Toit with the last gold medal in her career at the London Paralympic Games in 2012.

These days Du Toit has traded her swim suit for a business suit as a Management Consultant for Vuma Reputation Management in Johannesburg.

Xolani caught up with Du Toit on her 31st birthday!


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Budding sports announcer Boitumelo Potsane headhunted after impressing on-air

Budding sports announcer Boitumelo Potsane headhunted after impressing on-air

Xolani Gwala finds out how Boitumelo Potsane's life changed since he called in to 702 with his promising sports commentary skills.

#WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo... Sharonlea Primary School

#WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo... Sharonlea Primary School

An update on the traffic situation in Sharonlea from the JRA, JMPD and parents.

Arnold Coleske: I thought people forgot about us

Arnold Coleske: I thought people forgot about us

#WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo… The Coleske Brothers? Arnold Coleske talks about where they are now.

#WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo... Joe Mafela

#WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo... Joe Mafela

#ThrowBackThursday Xolani Gwala spoke to Joe Mafela about what he is doing in his life and career at the moment.

What in the world happened to Eddie Eksteen?

What in the world happened to Eddie Eksteen?

Xolani finds out what the popular comedic MC of the Telly Fun Quiz has been doing lately.

What in the world happened to Vicky Sampson?

What in the world happened to Vicky Sampson?

Singer Vicky Sampson spoke about her classic song 'Afrikan Dream' and how it came about.

Popular articles
You made a huge mistake downloading FaceApp if your privacy is important to you

You made a huge mistake downloading FaceApp if your privacy is important to you

Washington Post technology columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler did a forensic analysis of the Russia-based app. Check it out.

Old Mutual and Trevor Manuel are victimising Peter Moyo - Advocate Dali Mpofu

Old Mutual and Trevor Manuel are victimising Peter Moyo - Advocate Dali Mpofu

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews TJ Strydom, a journalist at Business Day and author of Christo Wiese’s biography.

[WATCH] Woman stealing back her stolen car has social media talking

[WATCH] Woman stealing back her stolen car has social media talking

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

How to buy a new car even if you don’t really have enough money for it

How to buy a new car even if you don’t really have enough money for it

South Africans are increasingly buying cars they can’t afford using balloon payments, says consumer journalist Wendy Knowler.

Need a loan to grow your small business? There’s a pot of money waiting

Need a loan to grow your small business? There’s a pot of money waiting

Spartan SME Finance provides finance for small businesses. Bruce Whitfield interviews its CEO, Kumaran Padayachee.

The rand isn't weak. It's the dollar that's strong. But it won't stay that way

The rand isn't weak. It's the dollar that's strong. But it won't stay that way

The rand is trading at fair value. It’s the US dollar that's overvalued. Bruce Whitfield interviews George Glynos (ETM Analytics).

[2018] Jesse Clegg (son of Johnny) opens up about money and growing up on tour

[2018] Jesse Clegg (son of Johnny) opens up about money and growing up on tour

[From the archives] Jesse Clegg talks about his famous father and attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures...).