Swapna to get seven pairs of customised footwear

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Nov 2018 11:41:27


 

NEW DELHI,

ASIAN Games gold medallist Swapna Barman will receive seven pairs of customised shoes, one each for the different events of heptathlon, sports giants Adidas announced Monday. Swapna, who became the first Indian to secure a gold medal in heptathlon at the Asian Games held earlier this year, was born with six toes in both her feet. Her plight was highlighted after she clinched the gold medal at the Jakarta Games.


Over the past two months, Adidas has worked extensively with authorities in India and their own Athlete Services lab at the headquarters in Germany to seek a solution for Swapna, a media release said.


After a detailed foot analysis, the brand has decided to support Swapna by designing customised high-performance footwear and shall be providing her with seven unique pairs, one each for the seven different events of Heptathlon. “At adidas we believe that ‘through sport, we have the power to change lives’ and Swapna is a great example of this. We are extremely happy to welcome Swapna into the adidas family,” said Sean Van Wyk, Marketing Director, adidas India.