PT Usha Congratulates Neeraj Chopra: Amidst all the felicitations that are being showered by eminent athletes and other individuals, PT Usha expressed her gratitude by thanking Neeraj Chopra for accomplishing her unfulfilled dream. During the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, she had lost the 400m hurdles by a narrow margin.
Neeraj Chopra made history on August 7 by winning the gold medal at the javelin throw event. He became the first Indian to bag an Olympic gold medal in athletics.
On the occasion of Neeraj Chopra’s landmark achievement, she tweeted, “Realised my unfinished dream today after 37 years. Thank you my son @Neeraj_chopra1 #Tokyo2020,” along with a picture of her with Neeraj Chopra. The image received more than 4,000 likes and more than 8,000 re-tweets instantly. Chopra has scripted history by sweeping off a gold medal in a javelin throw of 87.58m.
— P.T. USHA (@PTUshaOfficial) August 7, 2021
The javelin champion has brought glory to the entire nation by winning the first gold medal for India at Tokyo Olympics. The Chief Minister Of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar declared Rs 6 crore as a reward for the athlete, along with a Class I government job, a land in Harayana in his favoured location, with a 50 per cent concession on the rates. Furthermore, he has announced that an athletics centre shall be formed with Chopra as its head.
PT Usha had reigned over the Asian track and field events throughout a significant part of the 1980s. She had been graced with names like “queen of track and field” as well as “The Payyoli Express”, for her remarkable talent. The sports icon had won five medals in the 1986 Asian Games, including four gold medals.
Currently, the sprinter is training aspiring athletes in the Usha School of Athletics in Kerala. Usha has been an inspirational figure among numerous female athletes, who achieved greater heights and had represented India on global levels.