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Asiad gold medallist Swapna Barman to get customised shoes

Swapna Barman (Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

By: Keerthi Mohan

Asian Games gold-medallist Swapna Barman will have customised shoes for her 12-toed feet soon as the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has tied up with footwear company Adidas to ensure specially designed gear for the heptathlete. “After coming to know about Swapna’s case, the sports minister immediately directed us from Jakarta to get customised shoes made for her. We have taken up the matter with Adidas and they have agreed to provide the footwear,” said SAI Director General Neelam Kapur. Born with six toes in both her feet, Swapna’s plight came to light only after she became the first Indian…

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