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Who is Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadha? Google Pays Tribute to Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav

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Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav

Who is Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadha? Why Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav’s 97th Birthday is celeberated today with Google Doodle.

Google paid tribute to Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav with a speical Doodle on his 97th Anniversary for the one who was the greatest wrestlers of all time. Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav (15 January 1926 – 14 August 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 an individual medal in the Olympics. Google doodle cebrates Indian wrestler Khasaba Dadasheb Jadhav, who is widely considered one of the greatest wrestlers of his era.

Google pays tribute to Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav on his birth anniversary: India’s Olympic trailblazer wrestler

Wrestler Khashaba Dadasheb Jadhav was born on this day in 1926 in the village of Goleshwar in Maharashtra. Google pays tribute to Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav on his birth anniversary.

Sports

CountryIndia
SportWrestling
Event(s)Freestyle
Coached byRees Gardner

1948 Summer Olympics

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. 

Res.OpponentScoreDateEventNotes
Win Bert Harris3–029 July1948 Summer Olympics Men’s Flyweight, FreestyleRank 2T
Win Billy Jernigan3–030 July1948 Summer Olympics Men’s Flyweight, FreestyleRank 3
Loss Mansour RaeisiTech. Fall; 5:3130 July1948 Summer Olympics Men’s Flyweight, FreestyleRank 6 (Eliminated)

Who taught Khashaba Jadhav wrestling?

His father Dadasaheb was a wrestling coach and he initiated Khashaba into wrestling at the age of five. His wrestling mentors in college were Baburao Balawde and Belapuri Guruji. His success in wrestling did not avoid him from getting good grades. He participated in quit India movement.

Book

Olympic veer K D Jadhav by Sanjay Dudhane, National Book Trust.

Award

The Maharashtra government posthumously awarded him the Chhatrapati Puraskar award in 1992-1993.

Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav – Indian Athlete

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