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August 12, 2002
Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe won six gold medals at the XVII Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England, but the honor for outstanding athlete went to South Africa's Natalie du Toit, 18, who lost her left leg below the knee in a motor scooter accident 18 months ago. Swimming in both the disabled and main programs, du Toit set world records in the 50-and 100-meter disabled freestyle and finished eighth in the standard 800 free.
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August 12, 2002

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Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe won six gold medals at the XVII Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England, but the honor for outstanding athlete went to South Africa's Natalie du Toit, 18, who lost her left leg below the knee in a motor scooter accident 18 months ago. Swimming in both the disabled and main programs, du Toit set world records in the 50-and 100-meter disabled freestyle and finished eighth in the standard 800 free.

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