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Had Usha stretched …she would

by Bruno Lean Share via -

“Not have missed the bronze”

 P.T. Usha is regarded as one of the greatest athletes India has ever produced and is often called the "queen of Indian track and field". She is nicknamed the Payyoli express.

At the  1984 Los Angeles olympics, she finished first in the semi-finals of the 400 metres hurdles 400 , but narrowly missed a medal in the finals, reminiscent of Milkha Singh’s 1960 defeat. There was a nail-biting  photo finish  for the third place. Usha lost the bronze by 1/100th of a second.


In life we too need to stretch .. if her coach Mr. Nambiar would have given this insight to her I believe her name would have been there in the history of Olympic games . If you take a view of the videos on her nail biting finish …you will understand ….what a little stretch would fetch.  .

During my coaching career this is a common fact that I have come across on my clients….and I did find that many of them were able to rectify when prompted to think about the moment ‘s they missed to stretch on their lives journey.

So what does this teach us…does it not tell….that stretching is important .”

I have done done quite a bit of research on this topic and this is a little part of it.


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