P.T. Usha

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Full NamePilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha
NicknamesGolden Girl, Payyoli Express
Date of Birth27 June 1964 (age 59)
Place of BirthKoothali, Perambra, Kerala, India
Height171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
SpouseV. Srinivasan
Years Active1976–2000
EmployerIndian Railways
Positions Held13th President of the Indian Olympic Association, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Presidency Assumed10 December 2022
Parliament Assumed Office7 July 2022
Nominated ByRam Nath Kovind
ConstituencyNominated (Sports)
Net Worth$20 Million
SportTrack and field
Personal Bests100 m: 11.39 (Jakarta 1985), 200 m: 23.05 (Lucknow 1999), 400 m: 51.61 (Canberra 1985), 400 m hurdles: 55.42 NR (Los Angeles 1984)
Medals4 gold medals, and 7 silver medals in the Asian Games
Notable AchievementsFirst nominated MP to become Vice Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha
Early RecognitionDiscovered by coach O. M. Nambiar in 1977
International Debut1980 Qaid-e-Azam invitation meet in Karachi, Pakistan
1984 Olympics4th place in 400 m hurdles, set Commonwealth record
Asian Championships 19855 gold medals, 1 bronze
Asian Games 1986Gold in 200 m, 400 m, 4×400 m relay; Silver in 100 m
Significant AwardsBest Young Player Award (2014 FIFA World Cup), Bravo Award (2014), Golden Boy (2013)

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