Last updated on September 14, 2019
Swapna Barman has dealt with accidents and bodily pain during her career. Talking to reporters at an Adidas occasion in New Delhi on Friday, Barman clarified why her mentor Subhas Sarkar believed she ought to pursue heptathlon rather than individual events.
“My body wasn’t acceptable for high hop. I understood how to jump ahead. My coach believed that if I could find out how to perform javelin and shot put, I really could do much better at heptathlon, than at any one specific event. Everybody said that I’ve got a solid body and that I could sustain my bodily needs. So my trainer changed my occasion,” she explained.
Still, with antibiotic shots, along with a Kinesio tape around her brow, she participates in most of the seven occasions of heptathlon to become India’s first Asiad gold medalist at the function.
Away from the game to recover her fitness, Barman is focusing on rehab work to bring motion back in wounded areas.
“Since it is an off-season for me, almost all of my attention is on rehabilitation rather than carrying too much load in training. At this time I’m maintaining my fitness center and seeking to fix my technique in specialized events such as javelin and shot put. I’m working on back and leg strengthening, but maybe not so much in my spine troubles. When I’m not hurt, I’ll continue my rehabilitation as I believe it keeps me healthy,” she explained.
But lately, she chose to not perform the surgery. “My physician suggested that the harm is stable and should I keep the rehabilitation regularly then I can recuperate. I won’t be regaining 100 percent from it but that the rehabilitation is helping men’t feeling any pain through instruction,” she explained.
“I’m not in my 100 percent yet. After I’m fit I will try my very best to be eligible for Olympics, in case my fortune is great enough, I’ll get through,” she explained.
Swapna’s personal highest score is 6,026, which can be lower compared to the steep Olympics eligibility mark of 6,420. The Olympic qualification is going to be determined based on rank points in global events from January to June next year. Swapna claims she intends to take part in numerous occasions to maintain her IAAF ranking high, which might be an alternate route to her to be eligible for Tokyo.