Phadeppa Dareppa Chaugule

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Phadeppa Dareppa Chaugule
Personal information
Nationality Indian
Born 1902
Sheri Galli, Shahpur, Belgaum, Karnataka, India[1][2]
Died 1952 (aged 49–50)
Sport Long-distance running
Event(s) Marathon

Phadeppa Dareppa Chaugule (1902 – 1952) was India's first Olympic marathon runner. He represented India in the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, and finished 19th with a timing of 2 hours 50 minutes 45.2 seconds.[3] He hailed from the town of Belgaum in Karnataka.[4]

The house of Karnataka's first Olympian, P D Chaugule is called as 'Pavananjaya'. He received the title 'Conqueror of the Wind' from the local community after his top-20 finish in the marathon at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics. A postal cover was released in 2003 to honour him, and the Chaugule Shield Cricket Tournament is organised by a local Gymkhana club every year in Belagavi. [1][2]


  1. ^ a b Petlee Peter. "Karnataka's first Olympian PD Chaugule reduced to fading memories". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b TNN. "Belagavi's forgotten and ignored Olympians". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Phadeppa Dareppa Chaugule Olympic Results". Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  4. ^ "Mumbai Marathon 2004 - Trivia".