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Sarita Thulung

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Nepal
Languages
English, Hindi, Nepali
Higher education
Cultural Studies, Life Science - Tribhuvan University: Kathmandu, NEP

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para swimming in 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Why this sport?
"I was told I could compete in Para swimming and I liked it. Also, the president of the Nepal Swimming Federation encouraged me to give it a try."

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Nepal
Location
Singapore

General interest

Hobbies
Playing sports, dancing, travelling. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Bijen Man Shrestha. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Nepalese swimmer Gaurika Singh. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Other sports
She has also competed in wheelchair basketball for the Jawalakhel Wheelchair Sports Club in Nepal. (nepalitimes.com, 01 Jul 2017; Engage "Towards an Inclusive Society" Facebook page, 08 Nov 2016)
Impairment
Her right leg impairment is a result of the effects of polio, which she contracted at age three. (Engage "Towards an Inclusive Society" Facebook page, 08 Nov 2016; Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has run her own business, a handicraft centre called Bikalpa Sangathan in the Koteshowor district of Kathmandu, Nepal. She has also served as a board member for Prerana, an all-female organisation in Nepal, and as chairperson for the Cultural Society of People with Disabilities [CSPD] in Nepal. (Facebook profile, 13 Apr 2020; nepalitimes.com, 01 Jul 2017; Engage "Towards an Inclusive Society" Facebook page, 08 Nov 2016)