Olympian PT Usha files nomination for the post of Indian Olympic Association President

Xtra Time Web Desk: Olympian PT Usha has filed her nomination for the post of Indian Olympic Association’s President post on Saturday. She revealed the news in a tweet. She tweeted, “With the warm support of my Fellow Athletes and National Federations I am humbled and honoured to accept and file for the Nomination of the President Of IOA!,”

Olympic bronze medallist wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt too along with six other sportspersons of outstanding merit (SOMs) were picked by the newly-elected Athletes Commission to vote during the December 10 elections of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

The other six SOMs are M M Somaya (hockey), Rohit Rajpal (tennis), Akhil Kumar (boxing), Suma Shirur (shooting), Aparna Popat (badminton) and Dola Banerjee (archery).

Under the new constitution of the Indian Olympic Association, the eight SOMs, who will be a part of the General Assembly with voting rights, have four male and four female members. The IOA has already approved the constitution under mandatory directive of the Supreme Court.