Praveen Jadhav Biography: Praveen Jadhav is an Indian Recurve archer who is known for winning the Silver medal at the World Championships. He has also booked his berth for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Praveen Jadhav was born on 6th July 1996, in the Sarade village, Satara district located in Maharashtra. Praveen’s family was very poor to even afford his schooling. Being the son of daily wage earning parents, living in often drought-affected Sarade village in Satara district of Maharashtra, he was meant to live a life full of hardships. The school in his village had classes only up till seventh grade. Like most people in Sarade, Jadhav was destined to be a labourer.
Jadhav was a sports enthusiast from his early days in school. The potential in his passion for sports had gone unnoticed until Vikas Bhujbal, a primary school teacher joined and initiated few sporting activities in the school.
Praveen earned a good name in his village due to his aiming skills. He got immense support from his school teacher Vikas Bhujbal. The school teacher was eyeing a place for Jadhav in Maharashtra government’s Krida Prabodhini scheme in order to secure his education, give him an improved diet and professional training in athletics.
But selection to the scheme required success at higher levels which Jadhav was struggling with. But eventually, his hard work earned him recognition from the district level coaches and he was given the opportunity to compete at the district level.
Vikas Bhujbal took care of Praveen like his own son. Praveen who weighed just 22 kgs when he was 10 years old was malnourished. Vikas Bhujbal raised him to provide Jadhav with the necessary diet to get him in a physical condition to compete.
With a better diet, Jadhav tasted success at taluka and district level. Eventually, at the age of 13, he was finally part of the scheme and received training at Balewadi in Pune. With improved facilities, Jadhav went to a new level as an athlete.
In 2016, at the age of 19, Jadhav represented India for the first time at the Asia Cup Stage 1. He tasted success straightaway by winning the bronze medal with the men’s recurve team. He has participated in many other archery tournaments.
He joined the army in 2017 and is also now supported by the Olympic Gold Quest. Today, the 22-year-old Praveen is a World Championship silver medalist. He was a part of the Indian archery team and so he didn’t let the occasion get to him and helped India claim an improbable silver.
On his way to the final in the World Championships, Jadhav and Co also bagged a Tokyo Olympic quota for India. The team went on to win the silver medal at the World Championships 2019.
Date of Birth- 6th July 1996
Age (as of 2019)- 22 years old
Birthplace- Sarade village, Satara district, Maharashtra
Zodiac sign- Cancer
Hometown- Sarade village, Satara district, Maharashtra
School- Not Known
College- Not Known
Occupation- Indian Recurve archer
Event- Men’s Team
Marital Status- Unmarried
Net worth- Not Known
Qualification- Not Known
Ethnicity- Not Known
Sexual Orientation- Straight
Tattoo – NO
Height- (5’ 7” Inches)
Weight (approx.) – (62 kg)
Eye Color- Dark Brown
Hair Color- Black
He has not been involved in any controversy.
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