Star SA Paralympian Natalie du Toit won her first gold at London 2012 on Thursday evening, 30 August, 2012, narrowly edging determined competition in the 100m Butterfly S9. File Photo: Brand SANatalie du Toit won Team South Africa’s first medal at the London Paralympic Games when she bagged gold in the women’s 100m butterfly (S9) in a time of 1:09.30 on Thursday night.

It was du Toit’s 11th Paralympic gold medal of her career which will draw to a close at the end of the Olympic Games, after the swimming star announced that she will be retiring from competitive swimming after London 2012.

Du Toit is aiming for gold medals in all seven events she has entered, and has certainly got her Paralympic campaign off to the best possible start.

She will be back in the pool on Friday in the 100m backstroke (S9).

She will also compete in the 100m breaststroke, 50m, 100m and 400m freestyle races and the 200m individual medley.

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