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Du Toit, who lost leg in scooter accident, will swim in Beijing Games

Updated: May 3, 2008, 12:05 PM ET
Reuters

SEVILLE, Spain -- South African amputee Natalie Du Toit qualified for the Beijing Olympics on Saturday after she finished fourth in the 10 kilometer ace in the Open Water World Championships.

The 24-year-old, who lost her left leg when she was hit by a car while riding her scooter in 2001, clocked a time of 2 hours, 2 minutes 7.8 seconds, just 5.1 seconds behind winner Larisa Ilchenko of Russia.

The 10 kilometer open water race is making its debut as an Olympic event in Beijing.

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