By STEVE DOUGLAS, Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — Impending retirement has done little to dim the lofty ambitions of Natalie du Toit, one of the most decorated athletes competing at the London Paralympics.
Since losing her left leg in a motor scooter accident 11 years ago, the South African swimmer hasn't stopped pushing the boundaries of disabled sport.
In her last major competition, Du Toit is attempting to win seven golds to add to her 10.
She's off to a good start, swimming a strong final 50 meters Thursday to win the S9 100 butterfly on the opening day of the games.
She qualified to race in a final for non-disabled swimmers at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and then became the first amputee to compete in an Olympic Games, in 2008.
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