Swapna Creates History; Becomes first Indian Heptathlete to Win Gold in Asian Games

India bagged another gold in Asian Games-2018 in Jakarta. Indian Heptathlete Swapna Barman (21) Wednesday created history by becoming the fisrt Indian heptathlete to win Gold in the game.

Swapna achieved this feat despite competing with pain due to toothache. Barman logged 6062 points from the seven events completed for two days.

En route the title, she won 1003 points in the high jump, 872 points in javeline throw, 707 in shot put, and scored 865 in long jump. Her weakest events were- 100m run 981 points and 200m in which she finished seventh with 790 points.

A true fighter with the great will-power

The 21 YO Swapna hails from Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.Her mother works in a tea garden and her father Panchanan was a Rickshaw operator before he suffered paralysis attack in 2013. Swapna couldn’t even get proper diet for her game fitness. She started playing to help out the family financially.

She has 12 toes and cannot get comfortable shoes. She suffered injuries in her back and foot in 2015. She was suffering from toothache during the game, so she pasted a bandage on the jaw. After all these troubles Swapna emerged as Champion and created the history.



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