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19 Photos Of The World’s Hardest Working Feet

Which sportsmen and women abuse their feet the most for the sake of athletic prowess? The photos from the Olympic Games tell this oft-ignored story.

1. Kohei Uchimura, Japan - Gymnastics

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2. Erika Fasana, Italy - Gymnastics

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3. Unidentified, Japan - Gymnastics

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4. Aliya Mustafina, Russia - Gymnastics

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5. Vanessa Ferrari, Italy - Gymnastics

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6. Mc Kayla Maroney, United States - Gymnastics

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7. Unidentified - Gymnastics

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Gymnasts use honey mixed with chalk for a better grip during bar routines.

8. Yoshie Ueno, Japan and Marijana Miskovic, Croatia - Judo

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9. Daniel Williams, England - Judo

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10. Jennifer Kessy, United States - Beach Volleyball

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As you can see, working barefoot on sand has obvious aesthetic benefits.

11. Wu Penggen, China - Beach Volleyball

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12. Unidentified - Beach Volleyball

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13. Kerri Walsh, United States - Beach Volleyball

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14. Wu Penggen, China - Beach Volleyball

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15. Rebecca Adlington, England - Swimming

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16. Unidentified

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17. Todd Rogers, United States - Beach Volleyball

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18. Water Polo Team, Greece

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19. Renee Chatterton, Australia - Rowing

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