Asian Athletics: Swapna Barman Wins Heptathlon Silver

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Doha: Asian Games gold medallist heptathlete Swapna Barman and the 4x400m mixed relay team clinched a silver each on the third day of the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha on Tuesday.

Swapna, 22, logged 5993 aggregate points from the seven events to finish second behind Ekaterina Vornina (6198 points) of Uzbekistan, while Purnima Hembram, the other Indian in the fray, was fifth with 5528 points.

Swapna’s aggregate points on Tuesday were more than the 5942 she had logged while winning the gold in the last edition of the continental meet in 2017 but were short of the 6026 that she had accumulated in the Asian Games in Jakarta last year.