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Legendary PT Usha Set to Become 1st Women President of Indian Olympic Association

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Queen of Indian track and field, PT Usha is set to become the first woman president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). A multiple Asian Games medalist and a fourth-place finisher in the 1984 Olympics 400m hurdles final, PT Usha filed her nomination papers for the top post on Sunday, along with 14 others for the various posts.

Usha emerged as the lone contender for the top post for the December 10 elections. The time limit to file nomination papers for the IOA elections ended on Sunday. Umesh Sinha, the IOA elections returning officer did not receive any nominations on Friday and Saturday, but on Sunday 24 candidates filed nominations for various posts. A total of 12 candidates were in the line for four executive council members.

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There will be a contest for a single post of vice president (female), and joint secretary (female).

The IOA polls will take place to elect one president, one senior vice-president, two vice-presidents (one male and one female), two joint secretaries (one male and one female), one treasurer, 6 other Executive Council members, out of which two (one male and one female) shall be from the elected sportspersons of outstanding merit (SOMs).


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Nidhi Singh
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