Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav

Olympic wrestler

Date of Birth: 15-Jan-1926

Place of Birth: Karad, Maharashtra, India

Date of Death: 14-Aug-1984

Profession: amateur wrestler

Nationality: India

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav

  • Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav (January 15, 1926 – August 14, 1984) 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 the first athlete from independent India to win a individual medal in the OlympicsAfter Norman Pritchard who won two silver medals in athletics in 1900 under colonial India, Khashaba was the first individual athlete from independent India to win a medal at the Olympics.
  • In the years before Khashaba, India would only win gold medals in field hockey, a team sport.
  • He is the only Indian Olympic medalist who never received a Padma Award.
  • Khashaba was extremely nimble on his feet, which made him different from other wrestlers of his time.
  • English coach Rees Gardner saw this trait in him and trained him prior to the 1948 Olympic games.

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