December 10, 2006 6:39am CST
Hey, PT usha....is one of the ,most fastest runner in india...........well , she is a women , who s parents gave her full support
2 Apr 07
PT Usha was the fastest runner in India. She had won many medals. Pilavulakandi Thekkeparam bil Usha is the best runner of not only of India, but Asia also. She has emerged as the most out-standing woman athlete. She has brought glory to our country in, the field of sports. P.T. Usha was born in a small village of Payolli(Kerala) on 20th May 1964. She joined a sports school at Cannanore where she got a wonderful sports trainer O.P. Nambiar. Usha's sports fate shined with help, guidance and encouragement from her coach; Usha's success story begins from 1982 Asiad games in which she won two gold medals in 100 metres and 200 metres race. R T. Usha kept the flag of India flying high by winning 4 gold and 1 silver medals in the Track and Field events. She has also won the six medals at a single championship in Jakarta (1985). In 1986 Asiad, Usha got the maximum number of Gold medals by a single athlete in a single International meet. In 1984, at Los Angles Olympics; Usha slightly missed a medal by 1/100 of a second. Anyway she has mastery over 100 metre, 200 metre, 400 metre, 400 hurdle and 4 x 400 relay run. She won 3 gold medals, 3 silver and 1 bronze in 4th Asia Track and Field Championship. She has been awarded Arjuna Award and Padmashri by Government of India. Presently she is employed as a Welfare Officer in Southern Railway. She has established Usha School of Athletics. This school will focus on coaching local, students.