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|Name||Pilavullakandi Tevaraparampil Usha|
|Titles||Queen of Indian Track and field, Asian sprint queen, Payyoli Express, Golden girl|
|Date of birth||27 June 1964|
|Place of birth||Payyoli, Kozhikode, India|
|International Debut||Moscow Olympics, 1980|
|Was noticed||1982 Asian Games|
|Inspired into athletics||Balakrishnan Nair, Physical education teacher|
|Best timings||100 meters (11.39 seconds), 200metres (23.25 sec), 400 meters (51.61 sec) and the 400 meters hurdles (55.42 sec).|
|Coaches||O.M.Nambiar, JS. Bhatia|
|Works for||Southern Railways|
|Opinions about her||
|Favorite food||meen molasia, sambhar and kootu-curry.|
|Name of her house||Ushass|
|Best Moment||Winning the first medal in the Asian games1982|
|Worst moment||1984 Olympics she missed the bronze medal in 400m hurdles by just 1/100th of a second.|
|Disappointment||“I had so much of talent but I lacked the right exposure at the right time. If I had participated in meets abroad regularly, I could have performed so much better.”|
|Has started||School of Athletics at Koyilandi near Kozhikode|
Won a total of 102 medals at National and International meets during her career.
33 medals including 13 golds in Asian Games and Asian Championships
|Awards and Honors||
Recipient of Arjuna Award ,1984.
Greatest women athlete, in 1985 Jakarta Asian Athletic Meet.
Padma Sree in 1984.
Best Athlete of the year Award from India Government in 1984,1985,1986,1987, and 1989.
Marshal Tito award for the best railway sportsperson in 1984, 1985, 1989 and 1990
1986 Seoul Asian Games, won the Adidas Golden Shoe Award for the best athlete
Thirty International Awards, for her excellence in Athletics.
Kerala Sports Journalists Award for the year 1999.
|Her opinion about India’s future in athletics||
|Her Autobiography||Golden Girl, was published by Penguin in 1987|
|Books about her||P.T.Usha, the pride of India, by P.T. Rajasekharan.
Ore Oru Usha, by Rajagopal
|Dream||Atleast any one from her school should get an Olympic medal.|
|Quote||“I I feel something is missing in my life if I am not running”|