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Natalie du Toit

Personal information
Nickname(s) Noodle[1]
Nationality South African
Born (1984-01-29) 29 January 1984 (age 32)
Cape Town, South Africa
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, backstroke, freestyle, breaststroke

Once your dream is fulfilled you face another one.
My message is not just to disabled people, but to everyone: You have to work hard.
Natalie du Toit
I hate seaweed.
I think I've achieved everything I wanted to.
By 9:30 at night, I go to bed.

I am always late because people stop me for autographs and say hi.
I just missed out on qualifying for the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
Back in my mind, I never, ever wanted to give up swimming; it was something that I would carry on with.
Natalie du Toit
Even when bad things happen you have to try to use those bad things in a positive manner and really just take the positive out of it.
Natalie du Toit
Qualifying for the Olympic Games was one of those moments where you just cry because it was like you've climbed Mount Everest.
Natalie du Toit
Swimming is my passion and something that I love.
I never thought of being disadvantaged.
You have to work hard for what you want to achieve and you have to set goals and dreams and really go for them.
Natalie du Toit
I've been lucky enough to travel the world and win awards and medals, but it was time to stop.
Natalie du Toit
It's been a dream for me since I was six years old to go to the Olympic Games and to finally have that dream realised is something massive for me.
Natalie du Toit
When you are racing in an able-bodied competition, you're all equal and you go out there and try your best, and that's what counts.
Natalie du Toit
The situation in disability sport is growing, and girls like Ellie Cole are doing wonders.
Natalie du Toit
I am always late because people stop me for autographs and say hi.
It is wonderful to say that your days behind a school desk are over. It's just another phase in your life.
Natalie du Toit
I'm probably the most negative person around.
It doesn't matter if you look different. You're still the same as everybody else because you have the same dream.
Natalie du Toit
I don't think of myself as being disabled, or able-bodied.
I say, 'If I'm able to go out there and achieve a dream, then anybody can do it.'
Natalie du Toit
I have always had a dream to take part in an Olympic Games, and losing my leg didn't change anything.
Natalie du Toit
Going out there in the water, it feels as if there's nothing wrong with me.
Natalie du Toit
I go out there and train as hard as anybody else.
My parents gave me a boxer puppy as a present. I have wanted a dog for years and must first give her attention in the morning.
Natalie du Toit
I have a strong upper body; I'm an arms swimmer, and I always have been.
Natalie du Toit
I just want to be myself and go for my own dreams and goals.