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I am getting scared of people's expectations: Swapna Barman

An unknown face before the Asian Games, the Jalpaiguri heptathlete became a star overnight after she battled toothache and back pain to become the first Indian to win a heptathlon gold in Jakarta.

published on : 5th October 2018

Asian Games gold-medallist Swapna Barman to get customised Adidas shoes

Born with six toes in both her feet, Swapna's plight came to light only after she became the first Indian athlete to win an Asiad gold in heptathlon.

published on : 15th September 2018

Swapna Barman to travel to Mumbai for medical treatment

Swapna, who became the first Indian heptathlete to win a gold in the Asian Games, had been facing back problems since the 2017 Asian Championships.

published on : 12th September 2018

Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman's mother loses chain to snatchers

The incident occurred Saturday evening at Noapara locality in Sadar block of the district when she was going to visit an ailing relative, police said.

published on : 9th September 2018

I could have logged more points: Asiad gold medallist Swapna Barman

Barman collected 6026 points, her career best, to win the gold. Her earlier best total from the seven events was 5942. The national record of 6211 still stands in the name of J J Sobha since 2004.

published on : 5th September 2018

Asian Games 2018: Indian medal tally high on rhetoric low on substance

India's 69-medal haul -15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze - at this edition of the included medals that surpassed the medal count from 2010 Guangzhou Games.

published on : 2nd September 2018

ICF Chennai set to sponsor customised shoes for 12-toed Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman

Learning about her plight, ICF General Manager S Mani, instructed the Sports Branch to immediately arrange to get the custom-made shoes and ensure that they reach Barman at the earliest.

published on : 1st September 2018

Not the usual sob story: India's medallists at Asian Games 2018 are a varied lot

Swapna Barman's is easily one of the most fascinating stories to have come out of the continental mega event.

published on : 1st September 2018

Bengal plans to come up with policy for sportspersons

Mamata Banerjee said Barman would be felicitated by the state in Darjeeling if she returns home by September 3.

published on : 1st September 2018

Mother and coach behind Swapna Barman's gold in Asian games

However, behind Swapna's success, lies the support and sacrifice of her family which stood solidly beside her despite all odds, foremost among them being her mother Basana Barman.

published on : 31st August 2018

Athlete Swapna Barman hopes focus shifts from feet to feat after Asian Games gold

Once she has rested and recovered, Barman plans to target the Indian national record of 6,211 points, set by JJ Shobha 14 years ago.

published on : 31st August 2018

Sweet homecoming awaits Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman

Me­­­­dia from across the country ha­ve been calling but the Barman fa­mily is still waiting to hear from the country’s newest golden girl.

published on : 31st August 2018

Rickshaw-puller’s daughter, Swapna Barman on top of Asia

Swapna was born with six toes on each foot, meaning she had to wear customised shoes — something she could not afford. All her life, she has trained in pain thanks to shoes that weren’t an ideal fit.

published on : 30th August 2018

Braving toothache, Swapna Barman longs for customised shoes

A little after 5.52 pm IST on Wednesday, Swapna was extremely delighted that she went through with the whole charade. She had just become the first Indian to win heptathlon gold at the Asian Games.

published on : 30th August 2018

Jalpaiguri celebrates as daughter of rickshaw-puller scripts Asiad history

Soon after Swapna scripted history by clinching the gold at the 18th edition of the continental meet in Jakarta, people rushed outdoor, sweets were distributed.

published on : 30th August 2018
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