There were two more Olympic Gold medals set in swimming Sunday at the London Aquatics Centre.
Dana Vollmer of the United States set a World Record in the women’s 100m butterfly with a time of 55.98, and Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa set a World Record in winning the men’s 100m breaststroke with a time of 58.46. France then shocked the United States in winning the 4x100m freestyle.
Meanwhile, middle distance runner Oscar Pistorius of South Africa and blind Korean archer Im Dong-Hyun are not the only two disabled athletes at the Olympic Games that are showing remarkable skill and inspiration.
This past weekend, the world was introduced to Polish table tennis player Natalia Partyka, who with only one arm, defeated Denmark’s Mie Skov 5-11, 11-3, 12-10, 8-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9 in five very dramatic sets. Partyka lost in the third round to Li Je of the Netherlands, but the amount of inspiration she has delivered is remarkable. Partyka will stay in London for the 2012 Paralympic Games.