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Rijiju promises to support PT Usha's school of athletics

Rijiju promises to support PT Ushas school of athletics

The Bridge Desk

Published: 10 March 2020 6:09 AM GMT

PT Usha is one of the most inspiring track athletes in India and she continues to inspire and train athletes through her school. Kiren Rijiju, Sports Minister promised his full support to her.

They went on to discuss about the problems that athletes in India face which often is the reason for them to leave the sport.

In 1986 Seoul Asian Games, India won 5 Gold Medals and she alone won 4 Gold Medals in 200m, 400m, 400m hurdles and 4x400 relay and 1 Silver in 100m ! We discussed about challenges for athletics in India. Will provide support her athletics School," Rijiju tweeted.


Usha had promised to nurture the new batch of players when she retired in 2001. She still is the most successful athlete from India with 11 medals at the Seoul Asian Games.

Her biggest achievement remains coming fourth in the Olympics where she failed by 1/100 of a second. Her raw talent became even more evident with the fact that she started practicing and training for hurdles in the same year she went for Olympics and only participated in two International tournaments.

Also Read: How PT Usha trained at railway tracks to reach the finals of Olympics the same year


The Usha School of athletics, formed in 2002 has consistently managed to produce athletes for the country. Tintu Luka who has been trained in Usha school of athletics won two gold medals at the Asian Championships. The athlete also won a gold medal in the women's 4x400m relay and a silver in the 800m at the 2014 Asian Games reports ANI

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