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Indian athletics icon PT Usha remembers late Lydia de Vega

From one queen to another, Indian athletics icon PT Usha remembered the life of the late Lydia de Vega.

PT Usha is a four-time Asian Games gold medalist and was a competitor of De Vega during their competitive days. She is also called "Queen of Indian track and field."

"Deeply saddened on losing my athletics counterpart, a fierce competitor and good friend Lydia de Vega yesterday," she said in a tweet on August 11.



"She lost her life race to breast cancer but will always be remembered as a champion of life. My deepest condolences to her family!"

De Vega passed away on August 10 after battling breast cancer.

Other Philippine sports legends also paid tribute to the former "Asia's fastest woman".

—Justin Kenneth Carandang/JMB, GMA News