PT Usha Accepts Narendra Modi's Invitation, Will Train Gujarat Athletes From November

Traditionally, Indian contingents have had to depend on hockey and - more recently - shooting, boxing, wrestling and badminton to boost the medal tally at major international events like the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. But with Usha's expertise and the full might of the Indian government at her disposal, India can actually look at even better numbers.

updated: October 21, 2014 19:52 IST
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Former India sprinter PT Usha will soon start identifying and training gifted athletes in Gujarat in response to a request from Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

The Modi government has put major emphasis on sports and on developing sporting infrastructure. Therefore, Usha, who runs the Usha School of Kozhikode in Kerala, was roped in to handpick talented athletes who could be admitted to the school at an early age.

Usha, nicknamed Payyoli Express, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sports Authority of Gujarat in November and start training aspiring athletes.

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