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Asian Games 2018: Swapna Barman won India’s first ever gold in heptathlon



Asian Games 2018: Swapna Barman won India's first ever gold in Heptathlon

Swapna Barman won India’s first ever gold in heptathlon on Wednesday created history by becoming the first Indian heptathlon to win an Asian Games gold here, a feat she achieved despite competing with pain sue to a toothache.

Swapna Barman, with a total of 6026 points in seven events. the heptathlon consist of seven event including 100m race, high jump, shot up, 200m race, long jump, javenlin throw and 800m race.

Wang Quingling won the silver medal, who scored 5954 points and Yuki Yamasaki (Japan) took home the bronze medal with 873 points.

Barman logged 6026 points from the seven events competed for to days. she won the high jump (1003 point) and Javelin throw (872 points) events and finished best in shot put (707 points) and long jump (865 points).

her weakest events were 100m (981 points, 5th position) and 200 m in which Swapna Barman finished seventh with 790 points.

Going into the 800m runs, the last of the seven event competition, Swapna Barman was leading China’s Qinling Wang by 64 points. Swapna Barman needed a good run in concluding event, in which she eventually finished fourth.

It was the same event after which she had collapsed during the Asian Athletics Championship last year in Bhubaneswar but despite fourth today, she emerged a champion.


Biswas and Shobha had finished two three at both Busan Asian Games 2002, and the Doha Games 2006. while Pramila had won a bronze at 2010 Guangzhou edition.

i have got this gold on the National Sports day, so it’s really special. I user normal shoe , worn by people who have normal five toes. It really pains during training. it is very uncomfortable, whether I wear spikes or normal shoes, Swapna Barman said.

she said, Definitely , It will make life easy.

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