PT Usha is one of the greatest Indian athletes.©Twitter
Legendary athlete PT Usha has been elected President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, formerly Union Sports Minister, congratulated the athlete on her election. “Congratulations to the legendary Golden Girl, Smt. PT Usha on their election as President of the Indian Olympic Association. I also congratulate all the sports heroes of our country for becoming office bearers of the prestigious IOA! Nation is proud of them! ” Rijiju tweeted.
Congratulations to the legendary Golden Girl, Smt. PT Usha on his election as President of the Indian Olympic Association. I also congratulate all the sports heroes of our country on being the holders of the prestigious IOA! The Netherlands is proud of them! pic.twitter.com/LSHHdmMy9H
— Kiren Rijiju (@Kiren Rijiju) November 27, 2022
Earlier, Usha had said she is submitting a nomination for the position.
“With the warm support of my fellow athletes and National Federations, I am humbled and honored to accept and request the nomination of the President of IOA!” PT Usha tweeted on Saturday.
Sports Authority of India (SAI) also retweeted Rijiju’s tweet.
Star sprinter Usha is one of the greatest athletes ever to come out of India, boasting four gold medals and seven silver medals at the Asian Games. She missed out on a podium finish in the women’s 400m hurdles at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics by 1/100th of a second. Her timing of 55.42s in LA still ranks as a national record.
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