Legendary Indian sprinter P.T. Usha, one of India’s greatest athletes. She is appointed as a member of the Asian Athletics Association’s (AAA) Athletes Commission.
- This is the 2nd time she is appointed as member .P.T. Usha appointed a member of the Asian Athletics Association’s Athletes Commission. She will be one of the six members of the AAA Athletes Commission, to be headed by 1992 Olympics gold medallist hammer thrower Andrey Abduvaliyev of Uzbekistan.
- Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha is a retired Indian track and field athlete. She has been associated with Indian athletics since 1979. She is often called the “queen of Indian track and field”.
- The Asian Athletics Association is the continental governing body for the sport of athletics in Asia. It is headquartered in Singapore. It organises the Asian Championships in Athletics and other continental competitions.The current president Qatari Dahlan Jumaan al-Hamad, who was elected to the position in 2013.Suresh Kalmadi of India was the president from 2000 to 2013.