Name: Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha
Nick Name: Payyoli Express
Date of Birth: June 27, 1964
City: Kozhikode, Kerala
Top Achievement: Usha lost the bronze medal by 1/100th of a second at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
Trivia: Holds the record for most number of gold medals by a female athlete at a single track meet Continue reading “P T Usha: The Golden Girl of Indian Athletics”
- Name: Anju Bobby George
- Date of Birth: 19 April 1977
- City: Kerala
- Top Achievement: First Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a World Championships in Athletics
- Trivia: She is married to Bobby George who is a former national champion in Triple jump.
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Name: Pusarla Venkata Sindhu
Date of Birth: 5 July 1995
Top Achievement: Sindhu became the first ever Indian woman to win a medal in singles at the World Championships in badminton.
Trivia: Her father is an Arjuna award winning former volleyball player Continue reading “P V Sindhu: The future of World Badminton”
- Name: Deepika Kumari
- Date of Birth: 13 June, 1994
- City: Ranchi
- Top Achievement: First Indian woman to reach World No.1 in archery
- Trivia: Deepika never used to miss the target while aiming for mangoes with stones in her childhood.
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