Source: Me Next Magazine-Rajasthan Patrika (22-Sept-2018)
Swapna Barman (born 29 October 1996) is an Indian heptathlete. She won the gold medal at 2018 Asian Games and was placed first in the Heptathlon at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships. She is supported by the GoSports Foundation through the Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme. India’s Swapna Barman won the women’s heptathalon gold medal in Asian Games 2018, Indonesia
Barman was born in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal in 1996. She is unusual in having six toes on each foot. In 2016 she won a scholarship of 150,000 rupees in recognition of the success she had at athletics. She currently trains at the Sports Authority of India campus at Kolkata.
Barman won the gold at 2018 Asian Games, she accomplished this despite a Jaw Injury . Barman collapsed during the final event of the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships – Women’s heptathlon which was the 800 metres. However Barman had broken many of her personal records and she had already gained enough points from the previous six events and she had finished fourth in the 800 metres.
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