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Asian Games: Extra toes make footwear a concern for Indian heptathlete Swapna Barman

Updated : August 21, 2018 11:19 AM IST

Fifth on her Asian Games debut as teenager in Incheon four years ago, the 21-year-old has been fretting about her shoes ahead of next week's athletics competition in Jakarta.
Athletics is a difficult pursuit in cricket-mad India, where Olympic sports survive largely on government grants and Barman's unique feet have made the task doubly difficult for the girl from a poor family in the east Indian town of Jalpaiguri.
Knee and ankle injuries kept Barman on the sidelines for nearly a year before she made a comeback in June to secure her second Asian Games participation.
Asian Games: Extra toes make footwear a concern for Indian heptathlete Swapna Barman

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