Natalie Du Toit continued her domination in the pool at the recent Visa Paralympic World Cup held in Manchester, claiming four world records and three gold medals.
In claiming her four world records Du Toit took victory in the S9 100m backstroke - the gold medal she missed in Athens. She broke the records in the 50m and 100m freestyle heats in the morning and then lowered them even further in the finals. She won the 50m freestyle final in 29,35 seconds and the 100m freestyle in 1:01,68 seconds. The inaugural Visa Paralympic World Cup has been hailed a great success by the British Paralympic Association and the International Paralympic Committee. The four-day event featured world-stars from athletics, swimming, track cycling and wheelchair basketball.
“The Visa Paralympic World Cup is a tremendous showpiece for the world’s best elite athletes with a disability. The action over four days of intense competition has brought a new era in elite disability sport,” said Phil Lane, Chief Executive of the British Paralympic Association.