Thursday, September 11, 2008
My Salute To African Lady
Picture Courtesy: The Associated Press
Although South Africa's Natalie du Toit failed to win a medal, she won the hearts of millions sports fans across the globe with her indomitable courage to participate in the Beijing Olympics. The 24-year-old amputee finished 16th in the gruelling 10-km open-water swimming competition in the Games. Participating in the Olympics, she proved that anything is possible in this world. Toit also set the world record, becoming the first female amputee swimmer ever to qualify for the Olympics. I think the following quote perfectly summarises her. "Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew-" Saint Francis De Sales.