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The story till thenKhashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, one of five sons of a wrestler himself, grew up in Goleshwar village, about 75km north of Kolhapur, a princely state in which wrestling received royal patronage. Jorge Torres Nilo Mexico Jersey . Jadhav took to the sport at a young age - records argue between eight and ten - and grew into a formidable wrestler in his teens. In 1948 he beat national flyweight champion Niranjan Das of Bengal in Lucknow to earn his ticket to the 1948 London Austerity Olympic Games. The Maharaja of Kolhapur financed the trip and Jadhav was to finish sixth. By the time the Helsinki Olympics came around in 1952, the princely state of Kolhapur had been erased and Jadhav had to ask for public donations to pay for his journey to Finland. The public contributed towards his kit and R Khardikar, the principal of Kolhapurs Rajaram College, where Jadhav studied, mortgaged his house for Rs 7000 to send his student to the Games.The moment Jadhav, who competed in the flyweight category in London, participated in Helsinki as a bantamweight fighter. There were new rules to deal with - like needing a two-second pin of the opponents shoulders on the floor to be awarded victory. He also needed to get used to the mat, instead of the Indian method of wrestling in mud. Jadhav won each of his first five bouts at the Olympics in less than five minutes. In a bout for a place in the final, eventual gold medallist Ishii Shobachi needed 15 minutes to defeat Jadhav, by a single point.Though a half-hour break was specified between contests, Jadhav was rushed into his next bout, against the Soviet Unions Rashid Mammadbeyov. There was no Indian official on hand to fight Jadhavs case and, exhausted from the bout against Shobachi, he was defeated easily. Rather than get another shot to take on Shobachi in the final, Jadhav was quickly beaten into the No. 3 spot. No one could deny, though, that it was Jadhav who had earned Indian wrestling its earliest recognition in Olympic history.The reaction There is little recorded history about responses to Jadhavs medal, either from the wrestler himself or from the new nation state. History does record, though, that when Jadhav returned to his village, a procession of 151 bullock carts and drummers welcomed him home. His cousin Sampat Rao remembers that day, telling a journalist, Every villager was basking in that moment of glory. Khashaba bhau brought the small village of Goleshwar, earlier a dot on the map, to the fore. The whole world knew and recognised Goleshwar as the village that gave India its first ever Olympic champion.Expert view One of his peers, Banda Patil, who lived in a neighbouring village, told me that after farm work in the day, Khashaba would take mattresses tied together out into his fields and train on them in the evenings. He was a diamond from the rough and we, his state, his country, left him there. Rather than receive awards after his death, Khashaba should have been the countrys first Arjuna Award winner. I tell all my young trainees that KD Jadhavs standard - an Olympic medallist - is the one they need to emulate. -?Kaka Pawar, Indian wrestler and coachThe story since When Jadhav returned from Helsinki he staged a wrestling tournament to raise money to allow his college principal to buy back the house he had sold to fund Jadhavs trip.Despite his Olympic success, whose historical resonance continues to grow, his life after Helsinki was a struggle. Jadhav was inducted into the Maharashtra police in 1955 and was to serve as a sub-inspector for 22 years, only promoted six months before retirement. He died in a motorcycle accident in 1984, but awards and recognition came only after his death, because of his familys determination to ensure that their champion was publicly appreciated. Jadhav was to receive two major awards - Maharashtras highest sporting honour, the Shiv Chhatrapati Award (1994), and the Arjuna Award (2000) - only posthumously. He is the only Indian Olympic medallist not to receive a Padma award. In 2010, the wrestling stadium at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex was named after Jadhav, before the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.Recommended reading Olympic Veer KD Jadhav (Hindi) by Sanjay Sudhane Rodolfo Pizarro Mexico Jersey . -- Lou Brocks shoulder-to-shoulder collision with Bill Freehan during the 1968 World Series and Pete Roses bruising hit on Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star game could become relics of baseball history, like the dead-ball era. Carlos Vela Mexico Jersey .Y. - Rob Manfred was promoted Monday to Major League Baseballs chief operating officer, which may make him a candidate to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner. http://www.nationalsoccermexico.com/paul-aguilar-mexico-jersey/ . Halladay signed a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday that allowed the veteran right-hander to retire as a member of team with which he broke into the majors and spent the bulk of his distinguished 16-year career. CLEVELAND -- Max Scherzer didnt care that his record stayed spotless. All that mattered to him was that Detroits improved. Scherzer remained unbeaten and Victor Martinez hit a two-run double in the 10th inning as the Tigers extended their lead in the AL Central with a 4-2 win over the second-place Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Martinez doubled off Matt Albers (2-1) as the Tigers won three of four in the series and moved 3 1/2 games ahead in the division. Scherzer, attempting to become the first pitcher since Roger Clemens in 1986 to open a season 14-0, finished with a no-decision. He allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings. The presumed AL starter in next weeks All-Star game will take his unblemished mark into a start on Saturday against Texas. "I dont want to focus much on that (being 13-0)," he said. "This was our best win of the year, and I was proud to be a part of it. The Indians battled so hard tonight and brought their A game, and we did, too. "It was just a great team win, our best of the year." Drew Smyly (4-0) worked out of a jam in the ninth and Joaquin Benoit pitched the 10th for his seventh save, striking out Mike Aviles with runners at first and third to end the game. Matt Tuiasosopo homered for the Tigers, now 9-3 against the Indians. Detroit was able to widen its lead over Cleveland by two games on this visit, but manager Jim Leyland knows champions arent crowned in July. "We came in and had a very good series against a very good team, but Im not really concerned about the standings," Leyland said. "Of course, Id rather leave here up 3 1/2 games than up 1 1/2 games. But trust me, the Indians are not going anywhere, and were not going anywhere, I dont think." Albers got two quick outs in the 10th before walking Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. Martinez followed with a drive over the head of centre fielder Michael Bourn. The ball caromed off the wall, far enough away for two of Detroits slowest runners to score. After Fielder slid across the plate, he popped up from the dirt and swung his arm in celebration. The Indians had been 5-0 in extra-inning games. Cleveland came in with a reputation for beating Cy Young Award winners. The Indians have defeated seven former recipients this season, including Detroits Justin Verlander. Scherzer is clearly the midseason favourite to win the AL honour in 2013, and while the Indians didnt hand him a loss, they did prevent him from beating them for the third time this year. Scherzer wasnt at his best, and he was noticeably agitated on a night when the rain never really stopped. However, the 28-year-old got stronger as the game wore on. He gave up both runs -- on a two-run single in the second by Lonnie Chisenhall -- and five hits in the first three innings, and pitched out of a couplle of jams he created. Marco Fabian Mexico Jersey. "He used to be a thrower and now hes a pitcher," Indians first baseman Nick Swisher said. "Youve got a guy with all those weapons and he starts to figure it out, that doesnt make anybody happy." After getting out of a first-and-third bind in the fifth, Scherzer got in a groove and struck out four of the final five batters he faced. In the seventh, he gave up a single to Bourn, who was caught stealing. Scherzer then struck out Asdrubal Cabrera and blew a 97 mph fastball past All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis to end the inning -- on his 117th pitch. Scherzer screamed and pumped his fist as he headed to the dugout, slapping hands with catcher Brayan Pena before taking a seat to watch the Tigers hit. "You can usually judge your outing on the last 15 pitches, and I thought I finished pretty strong," Scherzer said. Clevelands Scott Kazmir went pitch for pitch with Scherzer, allowing just two runs and four hits in 5 2-3 innings. Kazmir held the top four hitters -- Austin Jackson, Torii Hunter, Cabrera and Fielder -- in one of baseballs most feared lineups without a hit in 11 at-bats. The only one of the four to reach base was Cabrera, who walked with one out in the third. With both the Indians and weather threatening in the second, the game was delayed by rain. Thunder rumbled nearby and lightning flashed above Progressive Field as Scherzer battled Chisenhall with runners at second and third and two outs. The game was halted on a 2-2 count, and when play resumed 20 minutes later, Chisenhall jumped all over Scherzers first pitch, ripping a changeup to right for a two-run single. When he returned to the dugout, Scherzer slammed his glove and cap down in disgust. After the game, he said he was upset that umpire Joe West did not let him finish the at-bat to Chisenhall. He was mad again in the third, when the Indians loaded the bases on a pair of two-out singles and walk. But Scherzer snagged a comebacker by Aviles and carefully underhanded the ball to first for the final out. The Indians had their chances against Scherzer, and stranded 10 runners in all. "Its just kind of one of those games," Swisher said. "We left a small village on the sacks. Weve got to do a little better job there, but thats how baseball goes." NOTES: The Tigers have won 12 of the last 16 against the Indians, outscoring them 100-59 during that stretch. ... Tigers 2B Omar Infante (bruised shin) sat out his fifth straight game, but remains day to day. ... Scherzer had his 19th straight start without a loss, passing Bobo Newsom for the franchise record. ... Detroit went 7-4 on its longest trip this season. The Tigers open a three-game series against the last-place White Sox on Tuesday with Verlander (9-5) facing Jose Quintana (3-2). 00:09ET 09-07-13 ' ' ' 
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