P.T. Usha was born in Payyoli village of Kerala on 27th June 1964.
Sshe was first noticed by Q.M. Nambiar in 1976 at a sports prize distribution ceremony, he started training her that very year in 1978 she won six medals for inter-state juniors meet, four gold, one silver and one bronze. In the same year she won 14 medals in Kerala State college meat, and that continued in multiple records in national games of 1980, multiple medals in 1979 and 1980 national games.
Her first experience in 1980 olympic ended in meats, she could not qualify for finals. After that she wrote a story of success that no other Indian sportswoman has written, she won two silvers in 1982 Asian games, one gold one silver in 1983, five gold one bronze in 1985, 4 gold and one silver in 1986 (Asian games), three gold two silver in 1987, 4 gold 2 silver in 1989, 1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze in 1998- these were her international medal details, not national. For sixteen years she won medals in international games that I think is an amazing achievement for an athlete!
She married V. Srinivasan in 1991, they have a son together, Ujjwal.
Now, we all have hero(ines) in our school years, right? She was mine and one of my school friends Ishita Chakraborty, we two were absolutely nuts about her. She was supposed to come to Burdwan once, in 1986-87, we the girls of Harisava Hindu Girl High School stood under blazing sun for hours to see her and Emil and Dana zatopek, the golden couple managed to wave at us but P.T. Usha cancelled her visit, don’t remember why. I still remember the eagerness, the anticipation and the heartbreak. We were kids then but now after reading an article on Zatopek I can say he was as great a hero as P.T. Usha, they both conquered adversities at their extreme to shine!
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Few talks about some favorite stars, irrespective of their field of music, art.
They are collected from various sites or are just my view of them. You will know
the difference when you read the post, most are from wikipedia.
These are from the fun section of the Ezines.
I dont know, being me I may have missed mentioning it, do remember one thing,
as you read these works, some of these are my personal views and whatever data,
you see in these are collected from various sites of internet, mostly
wikipedia, famouspeople.net and quite often from the sites of the artists
You know I dont know everything right? I am just a student who is sharing her
notes with you!