Natalie du Toit made history when she qualified for both the Paralympic and Olympic teams this year. Du Toit is actually the second amputee ever to qualify for the Olympics George Eyser, an American gymnast, earned six medals in the 1904 Olympics, including three gold, despite sporting a wooden leg. Du Toit will be competing in the 10km swim. She swam for her country from age 14 until February 2001 when, riding home from swimming practice on a motor scooter, she was involved in a car accident. Her left leg was amputated at the knee. She swims without the aid of a prosthetic limb and is unlikely to win a medal. She will certainly win admirers.