Sports Person P T Usha nominated for IAAF Veteran Pin

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Former Olympic track and field athlete P T Usha nominated for the International Association of Athletics Federations Veteran Pin.The olympic track for her long and meritorious service to the cause of World Athletics.

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”.She will receive the pin during the opening ceremony of the 52nd IAAF Congress in Doha.

The IAAF World Championships, commonly referred to as the World Championships in Athletics, is a biennial athletics event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The World Championships was started in 1976 in response to the International Olympic Committee dropping the men’s 50 km walk from the Olympic athletics programme for the 1976 Montreal Olympics, despite its constant presence at the games since 1932.