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Payyoli Express In Rajya Sabha

By Rediff Sports
July 20, 2022 16:44 IST
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PT Usha

IMAGE: P T Usha takes the oath in the Rajya Sabha, July 20, 2022. Photograph: Sansad TV/PTI Photo
 

Athletic legend Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha took the oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha in Hindi on Wednesday.

Usha, who missed an Olympic medal by 1/100th of a second at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, was nominated to the Upper House on July 6, days after she turned 58 on June 27.

The Payyoli Express won four Asian Games gold medals and set and broke many national and Asian records during her glorious career.

PT Usha

IMAGE: Usha with Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi. Photograph: PTI Photo

Post-retirement, she started the Usha School of Athletics, which offers world-class facilities to talented youngsters.

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