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PT Usha becomes Asian Athletics Association's Athletes Commission member

PT Usha becomes Asian Athletics Association's Athletes Commission member

New Delhi, Aug 14 (UNI) Former Indian Athlete PT Usha has been appointed as the member of Asian Athletic Association (AAA).

The 55-year-old Usha, 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.

"I am confident that you will bring your sound knowledge and expertise and we look forward to your continued contribution to the development and success of Asian Athletics," said newly-appointed AAA Secretary General A Shuggumarran in the letter of appointment dated August 13.

'It is an incredible honour to be part of the Member of Athletes Commission of the Asian Athletic Association. I express my sincere gratitude!,' tweeted Usha.

Usha was also awarded with the prestigious Arjuna Award in 1983. Two years later in 1985, she was conferred with the Padma Shri Award.

Known as 'Payyoli Express' has been associated with Indian athletics since 1979. She is often called the "queen of Indian track and field.

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