Indian Wrestling Champion: K D Jadhav

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

He is the first Indian to win an Olympic medal in wrestling when he clinched bronze in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. He was fleet footed which made him stand out from other wrestlers of the time.
Jadhav had missed out on a medal in the 1948 London Olympics where he finished in 6th place in the flyweight category.

The Indian government presented him the Arjuna award in 2001. He was in the eyes of many a forgotten hero.