Though he has a limp to his credit, he managed to win the running race.
Though he has a limp, to his credit he managed to win the running race.
What is the difference in the meaning of the above sentences?
The first says that part of his person is a limp, and yet he won the race. It is a meaningless sentence, since it is not possible to have a limp to your credit.
The second sentence says that he won the race, even though he was afflicted with a limp.