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Name: P.T.Usha

Full Name : Pilavullakandi Tevaraparampil Usha

Date of birth: 27 June 1964

Place of birth: Payyoli, Kozhikode, India

Father : E.P.M.Paithal

Mother : Lakshmi

Spouse : V.Srinivasan

Profession: Athlete

Titles: Queen of Indian Track and field, Asian sprint queen, Payyoli Express, Golden girl.

Books about her:  P.T.Usha, the pride of India, by P.T. Rajasekharan.
Ore Oru Usha, by Rajagopal


  • Won 5 gold medals and one bronze in 1985, at the Jakarta Asian Athletic meet.
  • Won four golds in 1986, Seoul Asian games.
  • Won a total of 102 medals at National and International meets during her career.
  • Won 1 gold and 2 silver at the 1999 Saf Games held at Kathmandu.
  • 33 medals including 13 golds in Asian Games and Asian Championships

Awards and Honors

  • Recipient of Arjuna Award ,1984.
  • Greatest women athlete, in 1985 Jakarta Asian Athletic Meet.
  • Padma Sree in 1984.
  • Best Athlete of the year Award from India Government in 1984,1985,1986,1987, and 1989.
  • Marshal Tito award for the best railway sportsperson in 1984, 1985, 1989 and 1990.
  • 1986 Seoul Asian Games, won the Adidas Golden Shoe Award for the best athlete.
  • Thirty International Awards, for her excellence in Athletics.
  • Kerala Sports Journalists Award for the year 1999.

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