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29 de May de 2020

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Du Toit wins fifth gold medal

BEIJING. South African Olympic swimmer Natalie du Toit won her fifth gold of the Beijing Paralympics Sunday as China established what l...

BEIJING. South African Olympic swimmer Natalie du Toit won her fifth gold of the Beijing Paralympics Sunday as China established what looks likely to be a decisive lead at the top of the medals table.

But the Games were hit by more controversy when a British athlete was stripped of second place over a classifying issue in the women's discus.

Du Toit took the women's 50 metres freestyle in a Paralympic record time of 29.20 seconds, finishing 0.13sec ahead of Russia's Irina Grazhdanova and matching her haul in the 2004 Athens Games. “I was very nervous, I knew it was going to be tight. Coming down the straight I didn't look anywhere in the pool,” the 24-year-old said. “My race was to go out there and concentrate on the start and the finish and I think I got my finish right for once.”

AFP