Though India has won laurels in several fields, in the field of athletics our achievement is not that great. The great athletes of India who have made a mark in the world athletics can be easily counted. Among them was a great lady called P.T.Usha. She belonged to Kerala and was from a middle class family and brought up in a small village. However she made a great mark in Indian sports. She had won several gold medals in Asiads and in the 1984 Olympics, missed the bronze medal by a whisker. Her performance made several women take sports seriously and we have now large number of them trying to bring honour to our country.