Another big flight of Udanpari: PT Usha became the first woman president of the Indian Olympic Association
PT Usha First Women President of IOA: India's great athlete PT Usha, popularly known as Udanpari, has become the first woman president of the Indian Olympic Association. No one else nominated him for the post of President in the IOA elections. In such a situation, she became the President of the Olympic Association unopposed.
PT Usha, the great athlete who won medals for India in many international competitions, has now created another big record. PT Usha, popularly known as Udanpari, has become the first woman president of the Indian Olympic Association. PT Usha was elected as the President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Monday.
Union Law Minister and former Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju congratulated PT Usha on becoming the first woman President of IOA. On November 26, Usha, 58, informed everyone on social media that she had filed her nomination for the top post in the IOA elections next month. The deadline for filing nomination papers for the IOA elections ended on November 27. But no one else's nomination came against PT Usha for the post of IOA President. In such a situation, he named this race unopposed.
IOA election returning officer Umesh Sinha said that till November 27, no more nominations were received for the top post. The Sports Authority of India (Sai) also retweeted Rijiju's tweet, "Congratulations to the great Golden Girl, PT Usha on being elected as the President of the Indian Olympic Association." I congratulate all the sports heroes of our country on becoming office bearers of the prestigious IOA. Proud of them as a nation."
It goes on to say that PT Usha has won four gold medals and seven silver medals in the Asian Games. This proverb has become popular in India for girls who run fast in her name 'Hey, you are PT Usha Ho Gayi'. Meanwhile, Usha is among the eight SOM players selected for voting by the newly-elected Athletes Commission during the December 10 election for the new Executive Committee of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
Udanpari PT Usha is the 16th President of IOA. She will replace Acting President Adil Sumariwala. Narendra Batra was the President from December 2017 to May 2022. After this, on May 25, Anil Khanna was made acting president. Sumariwalla replaced him on 21 August. Now Usha has become full-time IOA President. Being the only candidate in the election, she became the President of IOA even before the results on 10 December 2022.