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Home Athletics Proud mom P.T. Usha congratulates son for completing Diploma in Sports Medicine

Proud mom P.T. Usha congratulates son for completing Diploma in Sports Medicine


India’s legendary athlete P.T. Usha is a proud mother as she took a moment to congratulate her son Dr Vignesh Vengalil Ujjwal who successfully completed his International Olympic Committee (IOC) Diploma in Sports Medicine from Laussane, Switzerland with distinction. 

Usha took to Twitter to post a photograph of her son who is an MBBS, DIP in SPorts Medicine. She wrote:

“So proud of our dear son Dr. VIGNESH VENGALIL UJJWAL who has passed the International Olympic Committee Diploma in SPORTS MEDICINE at Lausanne, Switzerland with distinction. Congratulations to Dr. Vignesh Ujjwal MBBS, DIP Sports Medicine, Lausanne !”

Vignesh, hailing from Payyoli in Kerala, in 2017 completed his MBBS degree from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Bengaluru and went to the IOC centre in Switzerland to pursue diploma in Sports Medicine. 

Usha married V. Srinivasan, an inspector with Central Industrial Security Force in 1991. 

P.T. Usha with her husband and son (Source: P.T. Usha/Facebook)
P.T. Usha with her husband and son (Source: P.T. Usha/Facebook)

There have been several Indians in track-and-field events who have competed at the Olympics and some have even come close to winning a medal but none more so than P.T. Usha.

The Indian runner finished fourth in the 400m hurdles at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, missing out on bronze by a mere 1/100th of a second. It would have been a historic feat had she done so – and at a mere 20-years old.

However, PT Usha had proved her quality and an incredible example of her ability came during the 1985 Asian Athletics Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Indian runner ended up with five gold medals and a bronze, all won within a span of five days.

Also read: Throwback: When the Olympic gold medallist cried for PT Usha


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