Bengal government to provide job for Swapna Barman after Asiad heroics

first_imgThe West Bengal government has decided to provide Asian Games gold medallist with a job. On Wednesday, Swapna Barman created history, becoming the first Indian to win a gold in heptathlon at Asian Games.Barman aggregated 6026 points from seven events spread over two days.In fact, Barman braved severe toothache for two days to produce the best performance of her career. Throughout her competition, her right cheek was taped but Barman showed no signs of weakness as she finished with a gold medal.The tape was used by Barman to tackle the severe toothache, which threatened to throw her campaign off tracks. Her discomfort was clearly visible during the shot put event when she was seen regularly feeling her cheek.Pleased with her feat, the West Bengal government has now decided to provide Barman with a government job.Also read – How Swapna Barman braved serious pain to create Asian Games history#Bengal discovered the talented @Swapna_Barman96 & recognised her skills. She received the Banga Ratna award in 2013.Swapna trains at the Biswa Bangla Krirangan, a sporting infrastructure set up by @mamataofficial. This has immensely helped the champion in her training. 1/2Derek O’Brien (@derekobrienmp) August 30, 2018#Bengal discovered the talented @Swapna_Barman96 & recognised her skills. She received the Banga Ratna award in 2013.Swapna trains at the Biswa Bangla Krirangan, a sporting infrastructure set up by @mamataofficial. This has immensely helped the champion in her training. 1/2Derek O’Brien (@derekobrienmp) August 30, 20182013-2018… and now, beyond. Yes. #Bengal govt & @MamataOfficial will do all it takes @Swapna_Barman96 https://t.co/YJHp90ZyTDadvertisementDerek O’Brien (@derekobrienmp) August 30, 2018After her event, Barman said she was suffering from pain two days before her event started.Also read – Swapna Barman wins India’s first ever gold in heptathlon”It started paining two days before the event. It was severe but I could not let years of hard work go waste. So I forgot the pain and gave my best,” Barman told news agency PTI after winning India’s fifth gold in Athletics.”First day, I thought I won’t be able to compete. It was unbearable. I thought what will happen to my hard work, I had to do it. I forgot the pain.”That’s not all.Barman has six toes on both her feet and to make matter worse she had to compete wearing normal shoes. Barman had to try out locally manufactured shoes before reverting to the standard-sized footwear.last_img

Leave a Comment