Happy Birthday P.T. USHA
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  • Happy Birthday P.T. USHA

    Happy Birthday P.T. USHA

    June 27, 2022

    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.

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