Natalia Partyka, the 23 year old Polish girl has proved that physical disabilty cannot a make a person an outcast in the society. Natalia was born without a forearm but her sheer dedication towards table tennis has surprised millions of her fans world wide as she serves her opponent carefully balancing the ball in the folds of skin at the end of her elbow before dropping it on to her swishing bat.Natalia is participating in London Olympics 2012. She is one of only two people scheduled to compete in both the Olympics and its Paralympic cousin this year, the other being South African blade runner Oscar Pistorius.
When interviewed Natalia told the reporters " We have the same goals and the same dreams and I can play like them. I can serve and don't have any problems.I get a bit bored about being asked about disability all the time.Maybe someone will look at me and think they can achieve something bigger than they thought. Maybe sometimes you have to work a little bit harder if you really want to do something. If I'm an inspiration I can't complain"
We raise a toast to Natalia and her indomitable spirit. Natalia Partyka you inspire us!!
Natalia at Beijing Olympics :