Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav

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Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav
Medal record
Men's wrestling
Representing  India
Bronze 1952 Helsinki Bantamweight

Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav (Marathi: श्री. खाशाबा दादासाहेब जाधव, born January 15, 1926–August 14, 1984) was and Indian athlete. He is best known as a wrestler who won a bronze medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.[1]

The medal which was given to Jadhav was the first to be won by any Indian.[2]

International competitions[change | edit source]

Legacy[change | edit source]

In 2010, a wrestling venue at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in New Delhi was named in Jaedhav's honor.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 India Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (YAS), "Proud Moments of Indian Sports," "Olympics Bronze Medal, Helsinki 1952"; excerpt, "The victory procession at the Karad railway station was a see-it-to-believe scene. "There were dhols along with a 151 bullock cart procession right from the outskirts of Goleshwar to the Mahadeva temple which is normally a 15 minute walk. It took seven long hours that day ..."; retrieved 2012-7-20.
  2. Shariff, Faisal."Khashba Jhadhav, the hero we owe an apology to ...," Rediff.com; retrieved 2012-7-20.
  3. "CWG wrestling venue re-christened as K. D. Jhadav Stadium," The Hindu (India). July 6, 2010; retrieved 2012-7-20.