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P. T. Usha Biography, Age, Height, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 27, 2021

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Short Biography

P. T. Usha was born on 27-06-1964 in Payyoli, Kozhikode in the state of Kerala, India. She is an Indian Athlete (Track & Field) & Sprinter who awarded Padma Shree in 1985.


Other Name: Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha, Queen of Indian Track and Field, Golden Girl, Payyoli Express
Other Professions: Sprinter
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P. T. Usha Complete Bio & Career

P. T. Usha was arguably one of the country’s most renowned women athletes. She virtually ruled the field and track events for almost 20 years of her decorated career. P.T. Usha was nicknamed the "Payyoli Express". She was also referred to as the golden girl because of her unbelievable speed on the track.
 
Throughout her illustrious career, Usha won several national and international awards. In a career spanning almost twenty years, she has won as many as thirty-three international medals which also include thirteen Gold medals in the Asian Championships and Asian Games. She missed an Olympic Bronze medal by 1/100th of a second in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Usha for her sincere efforts and perseverance have won around thirty International Awards, for her distinction in Athletics. In the 1986 Asian Games that held in Seoul, Korea, Usha emerged the proud winner of the Adidas Golden Shoe award for the best athlete. The biggest achievement of her career came when she was named the 'Sportsperson of the Century' by the IOA (IndianOlympicAssociation).
 
While she was a child, she showed a flair for sports. Her will won her a grant of INR 250 from her state Kerala's government and made Usha trained at a notable sports school at Canmore. Usha participated for the first time in the National School Games in 1979. It was during this time that Coach O. M. Nambiar spotted her. He was sure that this girl had great potential and he started coaching her. This was the turning point of her decorated career.
 
She has published her autobiography, Golden Girl: The Autobiography of P. T. Usha.

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Honours & Awards

AWARD NAME AWARD CATEGORY RECEIPT YEAR RECEIPT FIELD
Arjuna Award National Sports Award 1983 Athletic
Padma Shri Civilian Award 1985 Sports

For her contribution to the field of athletics, she was conferred with the Arjuna Award in the year 1983. She was also conferred with the Padma Shri Award in 1985.

P. T. Usha Family, Relatives and Other Relations

P. T. Usha was born to E.P.M. Paithal and T. V. Lakshmi. She has two sisters named Shobha,Suma and a brother named Pradeep. She is married to V Srinivasan since 1991. The couple has a son named Ujjwal Srinivasan, who was born in 1992.

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P. T. Usha Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

57 years, 3 months, 1 day old age P. T. Usha will turn 58 on 27 June, 2022. Only 8 months, 29 days, 16 hours, 20 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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