‘Missed out on Olympic medal due to rice porridge and pickle diet’ - PT Usha

by Sports | 17-08-2018 | 781 views

Former Indian sprinter PT Usha has claimed she missed the bronze at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics because of an unhealthy meal. Usha said she was forced to eat rice porridge and pickle since she wasn't accustomed to the American breakfast they got at the Village. That food without any nutrition supplement had cost her the bronze, she claims. “That definitely affected my performance in the last 35 metres of my event since I couldn’t sustain the energy level,” she said. In that epic 400m hurdles final, Usha and Cristieana Cojocaru of Romania crossed the finish line at almost the same time but the latter prevailed as she went for the decisive lunge.

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