“With the heartfelt support of my fellow athletes and National Federations, I am honored and humbled to accept and file my nomination for President of the IOA,” Usha tweeted.
In a surprise development, veteran PT Usha on Saturday announced that she will contest for the post of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president when the sports body goes to polls on December 10. Fourth 1984 Olympic 400 meters hurdles, announced via a tweet.
“With the heartfelt support of my fellow athletes and National Federations, I am honored and privileged to accept and file my nomination for the post of President of the IOA,” Usha tweeted. The deadline for filing nomination papers for the IOA elections ends on Sunday.
The top sprinter of her time, Usha has also been selected by the IOA’s Athletes’ Commission as one of the eight sportspersons of outstanding merit. IOA election returning officer Umesh Sinha said in an official statement that there was no nomination. , filed on Friday and Saturday.