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P.T. Usha elected as president of Indian Olympic Association

Legendary athlete P.T. Usha has been appointed as the President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). 58-year-old Legendary athlete P.T. Usha is a multiple Asian Games gold medallist and a fourth-place finisher in the 1984 Olympics 400m hurdles final.

  • Usha is one of the most decorated Indian athletes and has won 11 medals, including four golds in the Asian Games from 1982 and 1994.
  • She also won four goal medals at the 1986 Seoul Asian Games, winning the 200m, 400m, 400m hurdles, and 4x400m relay events.
  • Usha also bagged medals in the 100m and 200m events in the 1982 New Delhi Asian Games.
  • She will be the first sportsperson to have represented the country and also become IOA chief.
  • Maharaja Yadavindra Singh was the third IOA president who held office from 1938 to 1960.

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