We Indians are proud to announce Asian Game 2018: Swapna Barman first Indian Heptathlete to win gold. Swapna from West Bengal, 21 – years- old Swapna Barman performed the history because prior no Indian stood first in Heptathlete.
Severe pain in the right jaw made difficult for her to compete but as we know when we aim for something from the bottom of our heart we do it anyhow!
That’s what first Indian heptathlete Swapna Barman did
at Asian Games.
Due to rigorous anti-doping rules, she couldn’t take the prescription. She wasn’t even sure will she be able to give her best with this sharp pain.
Since two days Swapna Barman was motivated to do her best no matter what the situation is! She is born with six toes on each foot which was challenging for her to face. During training, the shoes provided were among the common which we use (fits only five toes). None of the shoe manufacturing company was ready to make a customized shoe.
Swapna who started as high jumper in 2013 and next proceeded to the heptathlon. She never made her toes or knee injury as a barrier, that’s the spirit of every human whos willing to create a miracle in his / her life.
Barman composed her career-best show by logging 6025. Moreover, Swapna acquired gold by a considerable margin, Yuki Yamasaki of Japan nicking a personal best of 5873 on the way to bronze, with China’s Wang Qingling arriving second with 5954 points.
Our smart and intelligent Swapna Barman, persisting into the final point of the grueling event- 800m. To secure the gold she acknowledged she had to endure pace with the Chinese to clinch gold.
Swapna father a rickshaw driver before a stroke left him disabled in 2013; mother works in a tea estate. Steadily she made hold fourth in 800m.
This ‘National Sports Day’ she received a gold which made her day. was special for her. Prior to that, no one acquired the first place in a heptathlon. Players like Soma Biswas in 2002 won two back to back medals, 2006 Doha Games, JJ Shobha winning bronze at the 2006 Games. Recent was Pramila Aiyappa won bronze in 2010.