What she said:
"I feel very bad because such hi-fi business has nothing to do with 99 percent of Indians. It is a criminal waste (of money). First, Twenty20 cricket spoiled the spirit of Indian sports, and now here comes another avatar, which will mostly attract corporate money, who (corporate) rarely spend for sports promotion. Only God can save the Indian sports," Usha told Times of India.
Former track and field superstar PT Usha is not enamoured with the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix to be held on the October 30, 2011, at the Buddh International Circuit, NOIDA.
Usha narrowly missed bronze in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and runs an athletic school in her home state, Kerala.
"Till this date I have never and I don’t want to follow any motor business, which I do not want to call as sport.”
What she really meant:
“Neither does the Olympics consider F1 a sport (in cricket’s case—not yet).”
What she definitely didn’t:
“Formula 1 epitomises ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius.’”