After watching Samridhi easily beat her rivals to clinch the gold in the 600m race, Usha said she would persuade her to shift her focus to 400 metres hurdles.
The former Air Force officer played a big role in moulding Usha into India's most prolific athlete on the international arena.
Usha, popularly knows as the 'Payyoli Express', is still regarded as the finest track athlete the country has ever produced.
Dr Vignesh, son of P T Usha talks to Manorama about the IOC course, a career in sports medicine, and more.
The sprint queen says badminton star P V Sindhu is her favourite female sportsperson.
World champion shuttler Sindhu recently won the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2019, while veteran athlete Usha bagged the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The trials will be held for girls in the age group between 14 and 16 on February 15 (Saturday).
The 17-year-old Plus One student’s death has also turned the focus on the laxity in adhering to safety guidelines while conducting such events.
Sania reflected on the challenges she faced during a panel discussion on women and leadership at the World Economic Forum in New Delhi.
International Association of Athletics Federations chief Sebastian Coe presented Usha the Veteran Pin during the 52nd IAAF Congress in Doha.