Asian Games 2018 at Jakarta And Palembang, day 11: India’s Swapna Barman has won the gold medal after finishing first at the heptathlon event. She added India’s 11th gold to the tally at 18th edition of Asian Games in Jakarta. In the event, Barman maintained her lead and consistency throughout the competition her tactics was immaculately executed in the last event which is the 800m. Also Read - Jinson Johnson Betters Own 1500m National Record by Winning Silver in Berlin, Qualifies for World Championships
The 21-year-old Barman showed determination and passion as she competed in excruciating pain in the high jump at yesterday’s event as well. The accolade did not come easy for Barman as she battled against the odds on her way to glory. Barman had to struggle for the longest time in her career to get custom-made shoes for her because she has twelve toes. Also Read - Indian Mixed Relay Team of Hima Das, Mohammad Anas, Arokia Rajiv, MR Poovamma in Line to Win Asian Games Gold Medal After One Year
Her medal marked the 11th gold medal for India, taking the total tally to 54, which includes – 11 gold, 20 silver, 23 bronze. Earlier, Dutee Chand won the silver in the 200m race event, she finished second with the time of 52.20 seconds. Also Read - Six-Toed Heptathlete And Asian Games Gold Medallist Swapna Burman Receives Customised Footwear From Adidas
Runners Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson also qualified for the finals of men’s 1500m race event.
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