- The legendary P.T. Usha become the first woman president of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) as she emerged as the lone candidate for the top post for the December 10 elections.
- Pilavullakandi Thekkeraparambil Usha was born on June 27, 1964, in Kuttali, Kozhikode, Kerala.
- PT Usha started her training in 1976 under coach O.M. Nambiar after Kerala State government started a women’s sports division in Kannur.
- In 1985 she won six medals at the Asian Championship in Jakarta to set a record for the most gold medals won at a single event in the championship.
- Usha won medals in 100m and 200m at the 1982 New Delhi Asian Games. In all, she won a total of 23 medals in the Asian Championships from 1983 to 1998.
- PT Usha had finished fourth in the final of the 1984 Olympic 400m hurdles. The Indian Olympic Association is the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of India.
- Its function is to select athletes to represent India in the Olympic Games, Asian Games and other international multi-sport events and manage the Indian team. It functions similarly to the Commonwealth Games Federation of India, and also selects athletes to represent India at the Commonwealth Games.
PT Usha become the first woman president of the Indian Olympic Association
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