India’s Legend PT Usha nominated for IAAF Veteran Pin

Question: Which Indian athelete is nominated for the IAAF Veteran Pin?
(a) PT Usha
(b) Hima Das
(c) Mary Com
(d) Duti Chand
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • India’s track and field legend PT Usha has been nominated for the International Association of Athletics Federation’s Veteran Pin for her outstanding service to the sport.
  • Usha is one of the greatest sprinters of India and is often called the “queen of track and field.”
  • She won five gold medals — 100m, 200m, 400m, 400m hurdles and the 4x400m relay, besides a bronze in the 1985 Jakarta Asian Games.
  • The IAAF CEO Jon Ridgeon extended an invitation to the 55-year-old Usha to attend the award ceremony during the opening of the 52nd IAAF Congress in Qatar in September 2019.
  • Usha’s most memorable performance came in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics where she became the first Indian to reach the finals of the 400m hurdles, but lost the bronze by one-hundredth of a second.
  • She was conferred with Padma Shri in 1985 and Arjuna Award in 1983.


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