Indian track legend PT Usha showered with birthday wishes

© Hima Das Twitter
© Hima Das Twitter

New Delhi, India, June 29, 2020: India’s ace sprinter Hima Das has greeted PT Usha on her birthday labelling her an “inspiration”. 

Former Olympian and Indian track legend Usha turned 56 on June 27.

“Wishing you a very Happy Birthday @PTUshaOfficial mam. You are an inspiration for all of us,” tweeted Das, winner of two gold medals at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.

Usha, who remains one of India’s most accomplished athletes with 11 medals at the Asian Games, retired in 2000 with a promise to nurture new athletes. The Usha School of Athletics, formed in 2002, has consistently managed to produce athletes for the country.

Also greeting Usha on her birthday were table tennis star Sharath Kamal, former cricketer Yuvraj Singh and India’s Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju.

Rijiju tweeted: “Birthday greetings to the legend and India’s original ‘Golden Girl’ PT Usha. She is still contributing to Indian sports by providing training and coaching to young athletes. I pray for her good health and long life”.

Source: ANI News