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Asian Games 2018: Wishes pour in for ‘Heptathlon queen’ Swapna Barman and Arpinder Singh


Swapna Barman is the first Indian heptathlete to win gold at the Asian Games. (Source: PTI)

Arpinder Singh and Swapna Barman clinched gold that were both historic in their own right on Wednesday. Swapna is the first Indian heptathlete ever to win a gold at the Asain Games. Arpinder, on the other hand, is the first Indian since 1970 to win gold in the men’s triple jump event. As a result of these path-breaking performances, the country remained on course to better its previous edition’s haul and tallied 54 medals — 11 gold, 20 silver and 23 bronze.

India’s medal tally now stands at 11 golds, 20 silvers and 23 bronzes in Jakarta.

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