P T Usha
Was named Usha by her maternal grandfather.
First Keralite and first Indian woman to reach the final of an Olympic event.
Youngest Indian sprinter to compete in the quadrennial sporting extravaganza in Moscow Olympics at the age 16.
Her effort of 55.54 seconds in LosAngeles was a record since this was the first time, 400m hurdles was conducted in the womens section.
1In 982 Delhi Asiad won the first medal of the games.
Has participated in Olympic games from 1980 1996 except on 1992, Barcelona Olympics.
A road at Payyoli, her home town, is named after her The Kerala Government has also set up a PT Usha Sports Council at Central Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.
At the age of 34 she set a new national record for the 200m, after the birth of her son.