NEW DELHI, March 8: Asian Games gold-medallist Indian heptathlete Swapna Barman has received a pair of customised shoes to fit her 12-toed feet.
German global sportswear company Adidas created and delivered customised footwear for Swapna.
�I�m so excited to finally have these pairs. I have already started training in these and I know from here on I can focus entirely on improving my performances without worrying about any pain,� Swapna said.
�The journey from here should get easier. I would like to thank the Adidas team in India and at the Athlete Services Lab for helping me with this solution.
�I shall continue to work hard and keep moving towards my goal of winning honours for the country.�
Adidas took Swapna to their Athlete Services Lab in Herzogenaurach, Germany for a detailed footwear analysis. � PTI
Lahiri placed precariously; Rafa leads
Orlando (United States), March 8: Anirban Lahiri was placed precariously at two-over 74 and in Tied-72nd position at the end of the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Lahiri, who has been struggling with consistency in his four starts in 2019, has missed the cut twice. In the first round, Lahiri hit nine of 18 greens in regulation as he shot 74, on Thursday.
Rafa Cabrera Bello making his Bay Hill debut shot seven-under 65 for a two-shot lead while playing with Arnold Palmer�s grandson, Sam Saunders (73).
Keegan Bradley played bogey-free for a 67 in the morning, as did Cabrera Bello.
Lahiri started from the 10th tee in the company of Ryan Moore (71) and China�s Li Haotong (77), who has been in hot form this year. Lahiri reached the green in two, but from there three-putted for a bogey, including missing a par putt from five feet.
He got his first birdie on Par-4 13th hole after a good approach shot and this time he did not miss from four feet. He bogeyed Par-4 15th after going to the left rough and his approach went 35 yards to the green where he had a two-putt for a bogey. � PTI