Indian Olympic Champion: Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav.


Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav was an Indian athlete. He is best known as a wrestler who won a bronze medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.
He was one of the First athlete from India who has won medal in Olympics.

The medal which was given to Jadhav was the first to be won by any Indian. Since 1900 when Norman Pritchard won two silver medals in athletics, India had won gold medals only in field hockey, a team sport. He is the only Indian Olympic medalist to have never received a Padma award. Jadhav was fleet footed, which made him different from other wrestlers of his time. English coach Rees Gardner saw this trait in him and trained him prior to 1948 Olympic games

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