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Indian Sports Personality

The first Indian women (and the fifth Indian) to reach the final of
an Olympic event by winning her 400 m hurdles Semi-final. She was born in Kerela in 1964. When she was just 12, she
joined a sports school at Cannanore where she received guidance and training from O.P. Nambair, the noted athlete coach.
Her full name is Pilavulakandi Thekkeparambil Usha.

In the 10th Asian Games held at Seoul in 1986, P.T. Usha kept
the flag of India flying high by winning 4 gold and 1 silver medal in the track and field events. Here she created new
Asian Games records in all the events she partcipated. P.T. Usha also won the most medals at a single championship-six
at Jakartha in 1985. Her five gold at the 6th Asian Track and Field Championship is also a record for the most number
of gold medals by a single athlete in a single international meet.

Usha's success story begins from the 1982
Asiad in which she won two gold medals in 100 meters and 200 meters respectively. Usha has won 101 international medals
so far. At present she is employed as an officer in the Southern Railway (2006). In spite of her age, married status and
motherhood she is still active in sports.


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