Swapna Barman, an Asian Games champion in Heptathlon, is a gifted athlete. She stood first in the Heptathlon at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships. This highly talented 18 year-old-girl defied all odds to finish 5th at the Asian Games in Incheon in 2014. She has overcome major hurdles, one of them being her 6 toes which can get very painful. The Bengal athlete has outshone everyone through her toil and hard work and has come a long way.
At the age of 15, Rani Rampal became the youngest player in the Indian National team to participate in the 2010 World Cup. She was awarded “The Top Goal Scorer” and the “Young Player of the Tournament” at Champion’s Challenge, Russia. Rani (currently, the Captain of Indian Women’s Sr.Hockey Team) has also been included in the FIH Women’s All-Star Team of 2010. She was conferred with the “Best Young Player of the Tournament” award at the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2010 for her stellar performance as the top field goal scorer in the tournament. She was also awarded the “Player of the Tournament” at the 2013 Junior World Cup which India finished with a bronze medal. She has been recognized with the FICCI “Comeback of the Year Award, 2014”.
Anuradha Vaidyanathan, also known as Anu Vaidyanathan, is an Indian triathlete. In 2009, she became the first and only Asian woman to complete the Ultraman Canada event. Vaidyanathan is the first Indian to train for long-course triathlons in India and qualified for the Half Ironman 70.3 Clearwater World Championship in 2008. She has also served as a member of the faculty at Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.