P. T. Usha
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P. T. Usha
P. T. Usha was born on 27-06-1964 in Kozhikode in the state of Kerala, India. She is an Indian Athlete.
|Other Name:||Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha, Golden Girl, Payyoli Express|
P. T. Usha Biography, Relationship & Career
P. T. Usha was arguably among the country’s most renowned women athletes. She virtually ruled the field and track events for almost 20 years of her decorated career. P.T. Usha was nicknamed the “Payyoliexpress”. She was also called the golden girl because of her incredible rate on the track.
Throughout her illustrious career, Usha won both several national and global awards. In a career spanning almost twenty years, she has won as many as thirty-three international medals which also include thirteen gold medals in the Asian Championships and Asian Games. Usha for her sincere efforts and perseverance have won around thirty International Awards, for her distinction in Athletics. In the 1986 Asian Games held in Seoul, Korea, Usha appeared the proud winner of the Adidas Golden Shoe award for the best athlete. The biggest achievement of her career came when she was named the’Sportsperson of the Century’ by the IOA (IndianOlympicAssociation).
While she was a child, she showed a flair for sports. She will win her a grant of INR 250 from her state of Kerala’s government and made Usha trained at a notable sports college at Canmore. Usha participated for the first time in the National School Games in 1979. It was during this time that Coach O. M. Nambiar spotted her. He was certain this girl had terrific potential and he began coaching her.
Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About P. T. Usha
- She has two sisters named Shobha and Suma and one brother named Pradeep. She is married to V Srinivasan since 1991. The couple has a son called Ujjwal Srinivasan.
- She is married to V Srinivasan since 1991.
- The couple has a son called Ujjwal Srinivasan.