Happy Birthday PT Usha: Five interesting facts about Payyoli Express

In this collection of photos, we will take you through five interesting facts about PT Usha. 

1980 Moscow Olympics

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1980 Moscow Olympics

PT Usha was the first and the youngest Indian woman to compete at the 1980 Moscow Olympics

First Indian woman sprinter

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First Indian woman sprinter

PT Usha was the first Indian woman sprinter to reach the final of an Olympic track event. 

 

Heartbreak in Los Angeles Olympics

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Heartbreak in Los Angeles Olympics

At the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, Usha achieved a fourth-place in 400m race but lost the bronze medal by one-hundredth of a second.

 

1985 Asian Championships

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1985 Asian Championships

PT Usha earned five gold medals at the 1985 Asian Championships, the most for any woman athlete in a single event.

 

Adidas Golden Shoe Award

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Adidas Golden Shoe Award

PT Usha bagged the Adidas Golden Shoe award for best athlete at 1986 Seoul Olympics. 

 

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