Pravin Jadhav: The son of the daily worker is aiming for Olympic glory

Updated: Jul 24, 2021

Pravin Jadhav's journey is fraught with difficulties. He joined his father as a daily wage laborer before things improved for the Jadhav family.


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Categorie: Archery

Athlete Name: Pravin Jadhav


Almost 10 years later, a boy from Sarade village in Satara district of Maharashtra has made enough progress to become one of India’s medal prospects in archery at the Tokyo Games.


Before being selected by the Army Sports Institute in Pune, he was sent to Amravati under sports coach, from where he won his first international medal - Team Bronze - at the 2016 Asia Cup Stage 1 in Bangkok.


He and Tarun Deep Rai and Das qualified for the men's team Olympics for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics at the 2019 World Championships in Den Bash, Netherlands.


The men’s team won the World Championship silver medal after a long time of 14 years as the junior-most archer shines as a future Olympic opportunity. He eventually consolidated his Tokyo berth in style, topping the trials selected for the Olympics with a score of 2727, winning six of the seven matches and surpassing the highly acclaimed Roy and Das.


Family:


Pravin Jadhav's journey is fraught with difficulties. He joined his father as a daily wage laborer before things improved for the Jadhav family.


His father, who was struggling for a living, said he would have to leave after seventh grade and join the construction site he was working with. One day, Vikas Bhujbal, a sports teacher at Pravin's Zilla Parishad school in Sarade, found some promise in him and asked him to compete in athletics to live a better life.

He has not looked back since then and his family is no longer suffering from poverty.


Facts:


Pravin Jadhav's journey is fraught with difficulties. He joined his father as a daily wage laborer bsefore things improved for the Jadhav family.0 out of 10 into the ring from a distance of 10 meters. Pravin, who was physically weak at the time, had difficulty managing the weight of the recurve bow and the academy wanted to release him due to his poor performance. After being given five shots to prove himself, Pravin scored 45 and retained his place in the academy.