Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar has nominated legendary former athlete PT Usha to the panel of vice-chairperson in the upper house of the Parliament. YSRCP member Vijai Sai Reddy has also been nominated along with her. PT Usha was also elected as the president of the Indian Olympic Association recently.
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About the PT Usha:
- The 58-year-old Usha, a multiple Asian Games gold medallist and fourth-place finisher in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics 400m hurdles final, was declared elected unopposed for the top post in the polls being held under the supervision of Supreme Court-appointed retired SC judge L Nageswara Rao.
- The elevation of Usha to the top job will also mark the end of the long-drawn crisis in the faction-ridden IOA, which was warned of a possible suspension by the International Olympic Committee if elections, originally due in December last year, are not held this month.\
PT Usha: FAQ
Q1. What is PT Usha famous for?
Answer: PT Usha (Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha) to use her full name, is one of India’s greatest athletes, often called the country’s “queen of track and field”.
Q2. Who is called the queen of Olympics?
Answer: PT Usha has won 4 Asian gold medals and 7 Silver medals. She is often called the “Queen of Indian track and field”.
Q3. Who is known as Golden Girl?
Answer: The queen of Indian track and field for two decades, the woman who was nicknamed ‘Payyoli Express”,udanpari’, and “Golden Girl” because of her speed on the race-track, Pilavullakandi Thekke parampil Usha (P.T. Usha) needs no introduction.