1. The 22-year-old, from Satara teamed up with veterans Tarundeep Rai and Atanu Das to win a World Championship silver medal in the Dutch city of‘s-Hertogenbosch.
2. His father Ramesh, 71, is a daily wage labour.Till last year, they lived in a hut and they didn’t have electricity and there was barely any money for two meals a day.
3. Baban Bhujbal, his primary school teacher, advised him to use sports as a springboard to a better life. So he chose athletics, which would require zero investment.
4. Last year, Jadhav was recruited by the Army under the sports quota.
5. He was also the second-best behind teammate Rai at the selection trials for the World Championship in March.