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THULUNG Sarita
Sport Para swimming
NPC Nepal   
GenderWomen
Age37
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kathmandu, NEP
Occupation
Student
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."
Name of coach
Bijen Man Shrestha [national], NEP
Senior 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, and the president of the Nepal Swimming Federation. (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)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S9 2:16.31
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S9 1:08.76