Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha is the brave and strong women .and she born 27 June 1964 is a retired Indian track and field athlete. P. T. Usha was born in the village of Payyoli, Kozhikode District, Kerala.citation needed In 27 June 1964, the Kerala State Government started a Sports School for women and Usha was chosen to represent her district.citation needed she won 18 gold medals 13 silver medals 3 bronze and 101 international medals, and also she donated 20 lakhs to the poor people. She has been associated with Indian athletics since 1979. She is often called the queen of Indian track and field.
Usha was first noticed in 1976 by O. M. Nambiar, an athletics coach, at a sports prize-distribution ceremony. Usha was her lean shape and fast walking style. I know she could become an outstanding sprinter. The same year, he began coaching her. In the year Kerala State college meet, she won 14 medals. She went on to win multiple medals at the 1979 National Games, and 1980 National inter-state meet setting many meet records. She made an unimpressive Olympic debut at the 1980 Moscow Games at 16 and was eliminated in the heats of the 100 m finishing fifth.
At the senior inter-state meet in Bangalore in 1981, Usha clocked 11.8 seconds in the 100 m and 24.6 seconds in the 200 m setting national records in both. At the 1982 New Delhi Asian Games, she won silver medals in 100 m and 200 m, clocking 11.95 s and 25.32 s. At the 1983 Open National Championships in Jamshedpur, she broke the 200 m national record again clocking 23.9 s, and with 53.6 s, set a new national record in 400 m. At the Asian Championships in Kuwait City the same year, she won gold in 400 m.D.Litt. Honoris causa conferred by University of Calicut, 2018 Padma Shri in 1985 Arjuna Award in 1983.
Usha has won 101 international medals. Citation needed She employed as an officer in the Southern Railways. In 1984, she was conferred the Padma Shri, and the Arjuna Award.citation needed. Currently, she coaches young athletes at her training academy in Kerala, including Tintu Lukka, who qualified for the women semi-final 800m at the London 2012 Olympics. Currently, she is committee head of Indian Talent organization which conducts the National Level Indian Talent Olympiad examinations in schools across India.