Tokyo Olympics: Pravin Jadhav's journey from being a daily wager to an Indian archer

Praveen Jadhav with his score of 2727 and won six out of seven one-on-one matches booked his seat for Tokyo. He is one of the athletes for bringing medal prospects for India in archery.

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Pravin Jadhav will be representing India in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. He is one of the athletes for bringing medal prospects for India in archery. The journey of the 25-year-old archer's life has been full of hardships. Pravin was about to join his father as a daily wage laborer due to financial issues. Later, at his Zilla Parishad School in Sarade, sports teacher Vikas Bhujbal introduced him to sports and made him compete in athletics to earn a better living. 

Pravin was selected for the sport where he threw 10 out of 10 balls in a ring from a 10-metre distance accidentally archery came in his way at the Krida Prabodhini hostel in Ahmednagar. At this point, he kept moving ahead and his family was no longer engaged in poverty. The young archer was picked by the Army Sports Institute in Pune.

He swiftly rose by winning the first-ever international medal in 2016 Asia Cup Stage 1 in Bangkok. In the 2019 World Championship at Den Bosch, Pravin along with Tarundeep Rai and Atanu Das grasped the men's team Olympic qualification for the first time since London Olympics 2012. Pravin Jadhav with his score of 2727 and won six out of seven one-on-one matches booked his seat for Tokyo.