PT Usha elected as President of Indian Olympic Association

28 November, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma

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Legendary athlete PT Usha has been elected as the President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju congratulated the athlete on her election.

Legendary athlete PT Usha has been elected as the President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, previously the Union Sports Minister, congratulated the athlete on her election. “Congratulations to legendary Golden Girl, Smt. P T Usha on being elected as the President of Indian Olympic Association. I also congratulate all the sporting heroes of our country on becoming the office bearers of the prestigious IOA! A nation is proud of them!,” tweeted Rijiju.

Earlier, Usha had said that she is filing nomination for the post.

“With the warm support of my fellow athletes and National Federations, I am humbled and honoured to accept and file for the nomination of the president of IOA!” PT Usha tweeted on Saturday.

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

Usha, the outstanding sprinter, is one of India’s best athletes, having won four gold medals and seven silvers at the Asian Games. She finished fourth in the women’s 400m hurdles at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles by 1/100th of a second. Her time of 55.42 seconds in Los Angeles is still a national record.