Swapna Barman

2018: Peerless Mary Kom and a clutch of wonder girls give India reasons to cheer

Non-cricketing female sportspersons made sure that 2018 was not only about men in blue but also about women who sweat it out equally.

published on : 26th December 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

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

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

Swapna Barman becomes first Indian heptathlete to win Asiad gold, makes plea for customised shoes

Barman, who has six toes in both her feet, produced her career-best performance today by logging 6026 aggregate points from the seven events spread for two days.

published on : 29th August 2018