Google Remembers 5.5ft Indian Wrestler In Doodle, Know Who KD Jadhav Was

Today Google has remembered Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav through Doodle. KD Jadhav was the first singles wrestler to win an Olympic medal in independent India. KD Jadhav was born on January 15, 1926 in a town called Goleshwar, Maharashtra. Today, on the 97th anniversary of his birth, Google has remembered him. He won the bronze medal at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. KD Jadhav’s personality was unique. There are many stories of his fight that are quite interesting.

Google has remembered him on his 97th birth anniversary. The most important thing about his personality was that his height was only 5.5 feet. I mean, he wasn’t usually counted among the tall, muscular fighters. Despite this, he used to beat great fighters with his tricks. The special thing about his game was that he relied more on technique than strength. Despite not having a tall and strong body, he used to impress good fighters with his technique.

KD Jadhav was the youngest of his five siblings. In addition to wrestling, he also knew how to swim. According to Google, from the early age of 10, he started learning the tricks of wrestling from his father and from there he began his wrestling career. KD Jadhav, a headlock expert, used to pick up wrestlers several kilos heavier than himself and drop them to the ground. Although he was new to the international wrestling format, he had secured the sixth position in this format for the first time. Until that time no one had done this in India.

After winning the bronze medal, he was preparing for the gold. But here luck did not favor him and shortly before the game he suffered a knee injury for which he was unable to play for the gold medal. In fact, even his knee was injured in such a way that after that he couldn’t play anymore. After that he withdrew from his sports career and collaborated with a police service. His life ended on August 14, 1984. He received the Arjuna Award in 2000 for his contribution to wrestling, but it was awarded almost two decades after his death.

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