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Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman to get seven pairs of customized footwear

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

gold medallist will receive seven pairs of customized shoes, one each for the different events of Heptathlon, giants announced Monday.

Swapna, who became the first Indian to secure a gold medal in at the held earlier this year, was born with six toes in both her feet. Her plight was highlighted after she clinched the gold medal at

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

After a detailed foot analysis, the brand has decided to support Swapna by designing customized high-performance footwear and shall be providing her with seven unique pairs, one each for the seven different events of

"At 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, Senior Marketing Director, adidas

The customised solutions for Swapna have been crafted keeping in mind size, pressure points and cushioning requirements to provide her the perfect fit, comfort, and traction.

"It's an honour for any sportsperson to be associated with the adidas family. I realized my dream of winning a gold medal for India, now I am preparing to fulfil my next dream of winning an Olympic Gold for India,"Swapna said.

"I am looking forward to train and compete in my new footwear and with the continued support from adidas, I am sure I shall continue improving as an athlete," she added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 15:05 IST