New Delhi: Renowned athlete, Ms. PT Usha called on Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Vijay Goel, at the Minister’s official residence here today. Ms. Usha invited Shri Goel to join the opening of her new academy at Kozhikode, Kerala on June 15.  The academy has been named “Usha School of Athletics” and it will train budding athletes.

The academy is spread across 30 acres.   Constructed at a cost of Rs. 8.5 crore sanctioned by the Centre, the key feature of the Academy will be the 8-lane synthetic track.  Other features include a mud track, a 40-bed hostel, and a gymnasium. The Academy will have a team of trained coaches, physios and other key officials to assist the athletes.

Shri Vijay Goel wished Ms. Usha the best and promised all possible support so that the Academy finds the best talent to represent India at the world stage.

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