newsathletics2 months ago

Don’t know what happened to CM’s promise, says heptathlete Swapna Barman

Asiad 2018’s gold medal-winning heptathlete Swapna Barman has hit out at West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for not keeping her promise of giving her a land after her achievement. The Jalpaiguri-based athlete has also been excluded from the TOPS, making things all the more difficult for her.
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newsathletics7 months ago

AFI nominates Neeraj Chopra for Khel Ratna, five athletes for Arjuna Award

Neeraj Chopra has been nominated by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. On the other hand, the athletics federation has also recommended Arpinder Singh, Tejinder Pal Singh, Swapna Barman and Dutee Chand for Arjuna Award this year.
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reportathletics8 months ago

Asian Athletics Championships | Swapna Barman, mixed relay team bag silver on Day 3

Heptathlete Swapna Barman won a silver medal for India on the third day of the ongoing 23rd Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar on Tuesday. The 4X400 mixed relay team also won a silver medal while Sanjivani Jadhav finished third in the women’s 10,000m final on yesterday.
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newsathletics9 months 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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newsathletics9 months 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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newsathleticsa year 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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newsathleticsa year 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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newsathleticsa year 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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newsathleticsa year 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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newsathleticsa year 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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