Asia Games: Swapna Burman becomes the first Indian Heptathlete to win gold

Swapna Burman becomes the first Indian Heptathlete to win Asia games gold.

She has six fingers on both legs, no money for special shoes. 

Her Father is a rickshaw puller and mother works in tea garden. She ran for the country in the final with a bandaged jaw and won the gold for India.

The 21-year-old Barman logged 6026 points from the seven events competed for two days. En route the title, she won the high jump (1003 points) and javelin throw (872 points) events and finished second-best in shot put (707 points) and long jump (865 points).

Her weakest events were 100m (981 points, 5th position) and 200m in which she finished seventh with 790 points.

Going into the 800m run, the last of the seven-event competition, Barman was leading China’s Qingling Wang by 64 points. She needed a good run in the concluding event, in which she eventually finished fourth.

It was the same event after which she had collapsed during the Asian Athletics Championship last year in Bhubaneswar but despite finishing fourth today, she emerged a champion.