newsathletics7 days ago

Federation Cup | Avinash Sable, Swapna Barman and others pass the qualifying mark for Asian Championship; Hima Das misses out

Athletes Avinash Sable, Swapna Barman, Jinson Johnson, Rajiv Arokia and others have cleared the qualifying mark for the Asian Championship during the Federation Cup in Patiala. However, sprinter Hima Das, who clinched a gold in 400m, missed out closely from making it to the Asian Championship.
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newsathletics11 days ago

Federation Cup | 700 athletes including Hima Das, Dutee Chand, Swapna Barman to participate

The best athletes of India will take part in the four-day Federation Cup which starts from today in Patiala. However, a few star performers like Neeraj Chopra and others will miss out the Championship which acts as a qualification round for the Asian Athletics Championships to be held in Doha.
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newsathletics5 months ago

Swapna Barman to get seven customized pair of shoes from Adidas

Asian Games gold medallist in heptathlon event, Swapna Barman will be receiving seven pairs of customized shoes from Adidas. The 22-year-old youngster had earlier in the year shot to the limelight after she became the first woman athlete from India to win a Gold in Heptathlon at the Asian Games.
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newsathletics6 months ago

“Nervous” Swapna Barman vouches to rise up to people’s expectations

Swapna Barman has revealed that the Asian Games medal has changed her life and people’s expectations have also risen drastically. However, she tries to keep her zen and composure and asked for people’s blessing so as to become successful in winning an Olympic medal for the country.
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newsathletics6 months ago

Swapna Barman to get customised Adidas shoes for her 12-toed feet

Asian Games gold medalist, Swapna Barman will be getting especially-designed footwear from Adidas for her 12-toed feet, as soon as SAI ties up with the sporting giants. Swapna’s issue came into focus only after she went on to win a gold medal in heptathlon at the Asian Games in Jakarta last month.
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newsathletics7 months ago

Swapna Barman refuses to comment on cash award, urges government for house in Kolkata

Heptathlete Swapna Barman refused to comment on West Bengal government's decision of awarding her Rs 10 lakh and a job in the Bengal state government for her win at the Asian Games. She rather urged the government that she wanted a house near her training base at Sports Authority of India complex.
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newsathletics7 months ago

"Hima Das is outstanding, just wait two years," says coach Bahadur Singh

Heaping praise on the athletics team for their amazing performance at Asian Games in Jakarta, coach Bahadur Singh has cherrypicked Hima Das to have the capability of becoming world no.1 in two years time. The Indian athlete returned with three medals, including one gold in the relay event.
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featureathletics7 months ago

Know Your Heros ft. Swapna Barman - Seven steps to success

From having six fingers on each foot to having to change her choice of sport mid-career, Swapna Barman has always had unusual challenges in her life. Add to it a strenuous childhood with financial restraints and one would be mesmerized by what the Bengal girl had to endure and still reach the top.
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newsathletics2 years ago

World Athletics Championships | Indians disappoint on opening day as Dutee Chand crashed out

India failed to produce a good start at the World Athletics Championships as sprinter Dutee Chand knocked out in the first round of the women's 100m event. Muhammed Anas finished 33rd in the men's 400m first round while Swapna Barman finished 27th overall out of 31 competitors in her first event.
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newsathletics2 years ago

India top medal tally at Asian Athletics Championships 2017

India put up a dominant performance to secure five gold medals on the final day and top the medal tally for the first time in the history of Asian Athletics Championships. India ended the championship with their highest-ever medal haul of 29 medals (12 gold, 5 silver, and 12 bronze).
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