Despite losing an arm in a train accident when she was three, the now 15 year old Sunita gained good upper body strength to overcome her difficulty balancing. Coach Oswy Rebello is effusive about her progress, having coached Sunita since she joined Special Olympics Bharat, “I’ve seen that she has become very confident, and she picks up pointers quickly and responds well to coach instructions. She knows what’s required of her to do well.”
She continues, “Sunita’s developed very well.. She’s able to tie her elbow pads and knee pads on her own, and only needs help tying up her skate laces.”
When asked about her time in Athens, Sunita shyly says she especially liked skating with Apolo Ohno to the fast paced music at the Unified Sports Event, as well as the friendly Greek volunteers.