Swapna Barman created history by becoming the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Games gold in Indonesia, a feat she achieved despite a toothache.
The 21-year-old Barman logged 6026 points from the seven events competed for two days. En route to 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).
What is Heptathlete Event:
The women’s outdoor heptathlon consists of the 7 events, with the first 4 contested on the first day, and the remaining 3 on day two-
1. 100 metres hurdles
2. High jump
3. Shot put
4. 200 metres
5. Long jump
6. Javelin throw
7. 800 metres.
Source- Asian Games
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018-
- The Host cities for Asian Games 2018 are Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.
- Bhin Bhin, Kaka, and Atung are the mascots of the 2018 Asian Games.