Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X

P T Usha becomes Asian Athletics Association's Athletes Commission member

By Pti
P T Usha will be one of the six members of the AAA Athletes Commission

New Delhi, Aug 14: Legendary Indian sprinter P T Usha has been made a member of the Athletes Commission of the Asian Athletics Association in recognition of her stellar achievements at the continental stage.

The 55-year-old Usha, who was the leading sprinter of her time in Asia, will be one of the six members of the AAA Athletes Commission, to be headed by 1992 Olympics gold medallist hammer thrower Andrey Abduvaliyev of Uzbekistan.

"I have accepted the appointment as a member of the AAA Athletes Commission. It is a great honour for me and for the country," Usha told PTI on phone.

The other members of the Athletes Commission are Wang Yu of China, 2012 London Olympics gold medallist triple jumper Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan, Lee Hup Wei of Malaysia and Saad Shaddad of Saudi Arabia.

Newly-appointed AAA Secretary General A Shuggumarran congratulated Usha on her being appointed as one of the members of the AAA Athletes Commission.

"I am confident that you will bring your sound knowledge and expertise and we look forward to your continued contribution to the development and success of Asian Athletics," he said in the letter of appointment.

Usha, known as 'Payyoli Express', blazed the tracks at the Asian stage in the 1980s. She won four gold medals and one bronze in the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul.

A year before, she won five gold and a bronze in the Asian Championships in Jakarta. She missed an Olympic medal in the 1984 Games in Los Angles by a whisker as she finished fourth in women's 400m hurdles, losing the bronze by one-hundredth of a second.

For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS
For Daily Alerts

Read more about: pt usha athletics athletes
Story first published: Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 7:48 [IST]
Other articles published on Aug 14, 2019
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Mykhel sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more