P T Usha

112 women to be felicitated by President Kovind for being trailblazers in respective fields

112 women to be felicitated by President Kovind for being trailblazers in respective fields

President Ram Nath Kovind will on Saturday felicitated the likes of P T Usha, P V Sindhu, Sania Mirza, Aishwarya Rai and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw. They are among the 112 women who will be honoured for being trailblazers in their respective fields.

Jan 20, 2018, 12:13 PM IST
India at Rio Olympics 2016, Day 9 Preview: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, tennis duo in with chance to open medal chest

India at Rio Olympics 2016, Day 9 Preview: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, tennis duo in with chance to open medal chest

The country's hopes of opening the medal chest rest on diminutive gymnast Dipa Karmakar and mixed doubles tennis duo of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna.

Aug 14, 2016, 10:49 AM IST
Sprinter Dutee Chand shatters own national record, qualifies for Rio Olympics

Sprinter Dutee Chand shatters own national record, qualifies for Rio Olympics

20-year-old Dutee clocked 11.30 seconds in the women's 100m heats in the Kazakhstan Meet.

Jun 25, 2016, 15:31 PM IST
Tintu Luka aiming to run under two-minute races: P T Usha

Tintu Luka aiming to run under two-minute races: P T Usha

The legendary P T Usha, who is Luka's coach, said that her protege had started the season well with a 2.01s race compared to her usual start of 2.03s.

May 24, 2016, 20:14 PM IST
Bollywood hasn't done any favour on me by making a biopic: Milkha Singh hits back at Salim Khan

Bollywood hasn't done any favour on me by making a biopic: Milkha Singh hits back at Salim Khan

Meanwhile, celebrities like actress-politician Kirron Kher and filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya have defended the IOA's decision to appoint Salman as the face of India at Rio Olympics.

Apr 27, 2016, 09:15 AM IST
Sports council recommends massive hike in 'meagre' union sports budget

Sports council recommends massive hike in 'meagre' union sports budget

The revived All India Council of Sports (AICS) on Saturday recommended a massive hike in central government's sports budget stating that the current Rs 886 crore allocation is too meagre for a country as big as India.

Jan 09, 2016, 20:24 PM IST

Kerala to bring bill earmarking funds for injured athletes

State government would bring in a bill earmarking funds to help sportspersons who sustain serious injuries during sports events.

Dec 05, 2015, 22:16 PM IST
V K Malhotra named All India Council of Sports chief

V K Malhotra named All India Council of Sports chief

V K Malhotra was named head of the All India Council of Sports.

Oct 19, 2015, 23:30 PM IST

Jisna Mathew sets new national youth record in 400m race in Doha

 India's Jisna Mathew set a new national youth record while winning a silver in girls' 400m race on the third day of the Asian Youth Athletics Championships here.

May 11, 2015, 17:57 PM IST
National Games: Tintu Luka shines on final day, SSCB emerge champions

National Games: Tintu Luka shines on final day, SSCB emerge champions

Asian Games medallist Tintu Luka ruled the track on the final day of competitions as she smashed an 18-year-old meet record to win 800m gold before inspiring Kerala to 4x400m top spot in the 35th National Games on Friday, with Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) notching up a hat-trick of overall titles by finishing atop medals table.

Feb 13, 2015, 20:48 PM IST
Artists benefit more from National Games: PT Usha

Artists benefit more from National Games: PT Usha

 As yet another National Games progresses amid organisational lapses and controversies, legendary sprint queen P T Usha feels that the event has transformed into a carnival in which artists benefit more than sportspersons.

Feb 02, 2015, 13:49 PM IST
Para-swimmer Sharath ​Gayakwad breaks PT Usha's 28-year record at Incheon Asian Games

Para-swimmer Sharath ​Gayakwad breaks PT Usha's 28-year record at Incheon Asian Games

Para-swimmer Sharath Gayakwad scripted history at the Asian Para-Games in Incheon, Korea by winning six medals to go past sprint legend P T Usha's record of most medals by an Indian in a multi-discipline event.

Oct 27, 2014, 11:02 AM IST

Luka will win gold at Glasgow CWG, says confident Usha

Legendary athlete P T Usha today expressed hope that her student Tintu Luka would win gold medal in the 800 metres at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year.

Feb 09, 2014, 16:35 PM IST

Usha rues lack of encouragement to sportspersons

Highlighting that there was no dearth of talent in the country, legendary athlete P T Usha on Monday said that proper encouragement and facilities should be provided to the country`s sportspersons to excel at the world stage.

Jan 20, 2014, 18:19 PM IST

Indians athletes will do well in Asian Games and CWG: PT Usha

Sprint queen P T Usha is hopeful that Indians would do well in athletics in prestigious international tournaments such as Asian Games and Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held this year.

Jan 19, 2014, 17:43 PM IST

Facilities improving but not performance of athletes: Usha

The facilities are fast improving for Indian athletes but that is not translating into better performance from them as they don`t seem to have strong enough minds, feels sprint legend P T Usha.

Sep 08, 2013, 12:25 PM IST

P T Usha watches `Bhaag Milkha Bhaag`

Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha, popularly known as P T Usha, watched Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra`s `Bhaag Milkha Bhaag`.

Jul 15, 2013, 16:53 PM IST

Usha unhappy with AFI for blocking Luka`s participation

Legendary athlete P T Usha on Thursday criticised the Athletics Federation of India for blocking her protégé Tintu Luka`s participation in Asian Grand Prix series.

Jul 04, 2013, 18:50 PM IST

P T Usha, Gopichand in IOA`s new Advisory panel

The newly-elected executive council of the Indian Olympic Association today constituted a three-member advisory panel to guide the office bearers on the problems faced by the athletes, besides forming a nine-member Athletes Commission to oversee the needs of the players.

Dec 06, 2012, 19:13 PM IST

India at Olympics: History Part - I

Here is a look at India’s disappointing journey at the Olympics so far.

Jul 25, 2012, 18:30 PM IST