PT Usha Elected President of the Indian Olympic Association | Athletics News –

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 his choice. “Congratulations to the legendary Golden Girl, Smt. PT Usha on the election of him as president of the Indian Olympic Association. I also congratulate all the sports heroes of our country on becoming the holders of the prestigious IOA! The nation is proud of them!” Rijiju tweeted.

Previously, Usha had said that she was 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 apply for the IOA President nomination!” PT Usha tweeted on Saturday.

Sports Authority of India (SAI) also retweeted Rijiju’s tweet.

Star sprinter Usha is one of the greatest athletes to ever come out of India, boasting four gold and seven silver medals at the Asian Games. She missed a podium finish in the women’s 400 meter hurdles at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics by 1/100th of a second. Her time of 55.42 s in Los Angeles still stands as a national record.

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