Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav

Born : January 15, 1926 Goleshwar, Karad Taluka, Satara District, Maharashtra, India

Died : August 14, 1984 (aged 58)

Occupation : Wrestler

Olympic medal record : Men's wrestling Competitor for India Bronze 1952 Helsinki Bantamweight

Khashaba Dadasabheb Jadhav Karad, Karad Diary    

Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav or KD Jadhav (15 January 1926 – 14 August 1984), broadly known as 'Pocket Dynamo', was autonomous India's first singular Olympic medalist when he won the freestyle wrestling bronze award at the 1952 Helsinki Games. Since 1900 when Norman Pritchard won two silver awards in sports, India had won gold awards just in field hockey, a group activity. For a century, his might remain the main singular award for India at the Olympics until Leander Paes won a bronze in 1996. Hailing from a wrestling foundation, Jadhav was an enthusiastic fan of games, fundamentally wrestling, kabaddi, running, swimming and others. His father, a wrestler himself taught Jadhav about the game and regardless of being the most youthful in the family figured out how to handle the amusement and outmaneuvered everybody. Step by step he started developing as undisputed wrestler in the territory and soon was contending in national occasion.

Jadhav was armada footed, which made him not quite the same as different wrestlers of his time. English mentor Rees Gardner saw this characteristic in him and prepared him before 1948 Olympic diversions.

In the 1948 London Olympics, he partook in the flyweight classification completing sixth. Four years after the fact, before the determination for Helsinki Olympics, Jadhav charged that nepotism around authorities kept him from getting chose for the Olympics. According to him, they purposefully provided for him one point short of what the possible victor at the Madras Nationals, and this discounted him of the Olympics. He didn't bow down to degenerate officialdom and engaged Maharaja of Patiala looking for equity. Fortunately the Maharaja of Patiala adored games, saw his point, and orchestrated his passage in Olympic trials where he stunned his adversary and won an entrance in the Olympics. For the 1952 Games he and his family went around the town asking for commitments to empower him to play with destiny.khardikar, important of the Rajaram College, where Jhadhav mulled over, sold his home for Rs 7,000 to send his previous person to the Olympics. In spite of rehashed appeals to Morarji for just Rs 4000, there was no help anticipated from any quarter."he might have effectively won the gold at Helsinki," said Sampat Rao Jhadhav, his cousin who was with Khashababhau when he cleared out for Helsinki to contend in the bantamweight category."it was troublesome for him to change in accordance with the mat surface. After two moving fouls he passed up a major opportunity for the gold award which was his for the taking. (The gold was won by Japan's Ishii Shobachi while Russia's Rashid Mamedekov secured the silver.) Moreover, there was no interim between the two sessions and to battle with two world class wrestlers without suitable rest was more than a Herculean exertion," included Rao.but an Olympic decoration is an Olympic award. Also a first is constantly extraordinary. The triumph parade at the Karad route station was a see-it-to-accept scene reviews Rao."there were dhols alongside a 151 bullock truck parade right from the edge of Goleshwar to the Mahadeva sanctuary which is ordinarily a 15 moment walk. It took seven extended periods that day and nobody was grumbling. We have not seen euphoric scenes like that either before or after that day. There was an inclination of pride and each villager was relaxing in that minute of brilliance. Khashababhau brought the little town of Goleshwar, prior a speck on the guide, to the fore. The entire world knew and distinguished Goleshwar as the town which gave India its first-ever Olympic champion."