PT Usha

Virender Sehwag, PT Usha named in 12-member Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award committee

Virender Sehwag, PT Usha named in 12-member Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award committee

The Committee, to be headed by Justice (retd) C K Thakkar, will meet on August 3 to select this year's awardees.

Jul 27, 2017, 17:51 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi heaps praise of PT Usha, hails India's sports potential

PM Narendra Modi heaps praise of PT Usha, hails India's sports potential

Modi also asked the sports community to decide on a set of goals when India celebrates 75 years of freedom in 2022.

Jun 15, 2017, 19:58 PM IST
Tintu Luka has done well despite limitations, claims PT Usha

Tintu Luka has done well despite limitations, claims PT Usha

The 28-year-old Tintu, mentored by Usha, has enjoyed success at the Continental level, winning a bronze and a silver at the Asian Games - 2010 Guangzhou (2:01.36) and 2014 Incheon (1:59.19) apart from six medals at the Asian Championships.

May 11, 2017, 18:33 PM IST
PT Usha denies any 'politics' in her chairing a BJP meet

PT Usha denies any 'politics' in her chairing a BJP meet

Usha is known for her stellar performance at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, where she missed the bronze medal in the 400m hurdles finals by 1/100 second.

Sep 01, 2016, 20:10 PM IST
After Rio Olympics failure, Tintu Luka's uncle blames coach PT Usha for below-par training

After Rio Olympics failure, Tintu Luka's uncle blames coach PT Usha for below-par training

Tintu's uncle questioned if Usha has deliberately denied the opportunities to the 27-year-old fearing of losing her own athletics glory.

Aug 26, 2016, 20:27 PM IST
WATCH: How PT Usha missed medal by 100th of a second at 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

WATCH: How PT Usha missed medal by 100th of a second at 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

PT Usha narrowly missed a medal at 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in women's 400m hurdles, by hundredth of a second.

Aug 20, 2016, 22:26 PM IST
Tintu Luka, Lalita Babar, Sudha Singh stand good chance in Rio: PT Usha

Tintu Luka, Lalita Babar, Sudha Singh stand good chance in Rio: PT Usha

Tintu, Sudha and Lalita have qualified for Rio in 100m dash, and 3000m steeplechase, respectively.

Jul 13, 2016, 13:42 PM IST
Athletes, shooters, wrestlers, boxers are all Goodwill Ambassadors, what's the need of Salman Khan? Asks Milkha Singh

Athletes, shooters, wrestlers, boxers are all Goodwill Ambassadors, what's the need of Salman Khan? Asks Milkha Singh

Soon after Milkha raised his objection, Salman's father Salim Khan lashed out at him saying that it was the Bollywood industry which resurrected him from fading away in oblivion.

Apr 28, 2016, 10:51 AM IST
Milkha Singh for time-bound plan to produce top athletes

Milkha Singh for time-bound plan to produce top athletes

Legendary athlete Milkha Singh on Sunday said the government should chart out a time-bound plan with the help of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and other sports bodies to produce athletes who excel internationally.

Dec 13, 2015, 22:27 PM IST
PT Usha writes to PM against holding boys&girls events separately

PT Usha writes to PM against holding boys&girls events separately

SGFI is the national apex body for organising various sports and games among all Indian schools.

Nov 24, 2015, 18:48 PM IST
Indian athletics team leaves for Asian Youth Championships

Indian athletics team leaves for Asian Youth Championships

A 22-member Indian athletics team, comprising nine girls and 13 boys, left here for Doha on Wednesday to take part in the first-ever Asian Youth Championships to be held from May 8 to 11.

May 06, 2015, 22:02 PM IST
PT Usha says National Open poorly organised, questions timing

PT Usha says National Open poorly organised, questions timing

 Legendary track and field athlete PT Usha on Monday criticised the national federation for its "poor" organisation of the National Open Championships being held here while also questioning its timing.

Nov 03, 2014, 21:59 PM IST
PT Usha accepts Narendra Modi's invite to train Gujarat athletes

PT Usha accepts Narendra Modi's invite to train Gujarat athletes

One of India's most successful athletes PT Usha will groom budding athletes in Gujarat after being requested to do so by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Oct 20, 2014, 10:10 AM IST
Tintu Luka, P T Usha accorded warm welcome

Tintu Luka, P T Usha accorded warm welcome

Tintu Luka, who won a gold and a silver medal at the Incheon Asiad and her mentor,former sprint queen and Olympian P T Usha were accorded a warm welcome today by various organisations, including Kozhikode District Sports Council.

Oct 07, 2014, 23:24 PM IST

Other sporting bodies should learn from BCCI: Abhinav Bindra

Olympic Gold medalist Abhinav Bindra on Monday lauded BCCI`s efforts in bringing in professionalism in sporting arena which is a key ingredient in achieving international success urging the other associations to follow the suit.

Feb 10, 2014, 18:23 PM IST

Appoint contract-based coaches who can give results: Milkha

The biopic on him may be running as fast at the box office as he would in his heydays but India`s legendary athlete Milkha Singh is far from being pleased with the lack of success at the Olympics and urged that coaches be appointed on contract basis with set targets.

Jul 18, 2013, 17:30 PM IST

Relay team decision should have made earlier: P T Usha

Legendary athlete P T Usha on Sunday said that ideally members of the gold-winning women`s 4x400m relay team should have known it beforehand who would be the running partners in the quartet.

Jul 07, 2013, 22:39 PM IST

Usha "frustrated" at not getting Luka`s sponsorship

`Sprint Queen` P T Usha feels "frustrated sometimes" at the lack of corporate interest in athletics and said despite running from pillar to post, she has failed to find a sponsor for her protege Tintu Luka.

Feb 10, 2013, 17:45 PM IST

We need to improve competition at grassroot level: Usha

India`s `Sprint Queen` PT Usha on Wednesday said there is a need to have more participation in athletics to promote competition and improve the performance.

Dec 19, 2012, 22:00 PM IST

OLympics History: Heartbreaks for India

For Milkha Singh the agony of defeat at Rome Olympics in 1960 has been his worst memory next only to the death of his parents.

Jul 27, 2012, 14:35 PM IST