P.T. Usha, the ‘Queen of Indian Track and Field,’ turns 57 today. Few details about PT Usha’s illustrious life
On June 27, 1964, she was born in Kerala. A coach told her to practise track running after being impressed by her quick walking abilities in 1977. P.T.Usha soon began training with him, and in 1978 she competed in a number of interstate competitions. She won four gold medals that year in the running, hurdles, and high jump events. P.T. Usha went on to represent India in a number of prestigious international athletic tournaments, winning numerous awards.
- At the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi, she won two silver medals in the 100- and 200-meter races.
- At the 1998 Asian Championships, she last participated in the 4 x 100-meter relay and won a gold medal.
- PT Usha finished fourth in the 400m hurdles at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, missing bronze by 1/100th of a second to Romania’s Christina Cojocaru.
This legendary athlete is an inspiration for many aspiring athletes.