P. T. Usha

Sports (Kerala, India) 2004

P. T. UshaSports (Kerala, India) 2004

P.T. USHA – Known as the ‘Queen of Indian Track & Field,’ she was discovered by the renowned coach, OP Nambiar, who recognized her sprinting potential. With her lean physique and fast walking style, she quickly rose to prominence in the Indian sports world, winning numerous medals at the national level. This success translated into a remarkable 101 international medals at prestigious events.

One of her most unforgettable moments came at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles when she missed a medal by a mere 1/100th of a second. Despite this heartbreaking loss, she captured the hearts of millions, solidifying her status as a national hero. She has been a force of nature, bringing glory to India through her exceptional talent and unwavering determination.

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