P.T. Usha is the first female. President of the Indian Olympic Association

The illustrious P.T. Usha was elected as the first female president of the Indian Olympic Association on December 10, ushering in a new era in the nation’s sports administration (IOA).

The 58-year-old Ms. Usha, who won three gold medals at the Asian Games and finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles final at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, was proclaimed elected without opposition to the position of president.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had threatened to suspend the divided IOA if elections weren’t held this month, but Ms. Usha’s elevation to the top position signalled the conclusion of the protracted conflict.

This news is written by Ms. Pujari Dharani, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.


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