Sprint Legend PT Usha Appeals to Kerala CM to Vaccinate Athletes Participating in National Championships


New Delhi: Sprint legend PT Usha has appealed to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to vaccinate athletes of the state who are participating in the upcoming National Inter-State Championships, an Olympic qualifying event to be held from June 25 to 29.

“A humble request to @CMOKerala to vaccinate sports persons, their coaches, support staff & medical team, who will participate in the forth coming National & other competition on priority,” tweeted the 56-year-old Usha, who won 11 medals in the Asian Games.

“We just can’t ignore sports section!” she added.

The National Inter-State Championships, to be held in Patiala, will be the last chance for the Indian athletes to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. The deadline for Olympics qualification for athletics is June 29.

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