Girl with learning disability emerges Special Olympics champ
March 9, 2016
Yelikeri Sreelatha, who belongs to a small village in Andhra Pradesh is now a Special Olympics gold medalist. Sreelatha's skills in sports were recognized when she was 15 years old by her teachers at a school for children with special needs run by the NGO Rural Development Trust. She was soon chosen to represent India at the Special Olympics Bharat. Her first international tournament was the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games in Australia. She won two gold medals and a bronze. In 2015, she participated in the Table Tennis Competition at the Special Olympic World Games in Los Angeles, USA.
Twelve RDT-supported athletes took part in this tournament, winning 17 medals, of which a gold and a silver medal were won by Sreelatha.
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