India at Rio Olympics 2016: LimeRoad, an e-commerce venture, today said it has presented a new pair of spike running shoes to athlete Dutee Chand, who is set to compete in 100m sprint at the Rio Olympics. This was in response to her entreaties in public that she did not have good enough shoes to allow her to compete at an equal level with the best athletes in the world at Olympics in Rio. The entreaty had caused quite a furore in India, but concrete help did not materialise much to the consternation of Dutee.
And this step by the e-commerce company must have come as a big booster shot to Dutee’s chances at the event where pride of India is at stake. “In a recent interview, Dutee said that she was unhappy with the lack of support from the government and asserted that more should be done to encourage Indian athletes. She pleaded to acquire a new pair of spike shoes, as her shoes were worn out. With this endeavor to encourage ace sprinter and address her concern, Limeroad felicitated her with new running shoes along with a sports kit for her training sessions and finals to give her best performance and get laurels for the nation,” a press release stated.