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Bajrang Punia

Bajrang Punia

Bajrang Punia is a well-known Indian freestyle wrestler and is considered one of the most promising freestyle wrestlers in India.

Wiki/Biography

A Childhood Photo Of Bajrang Punia

A Childhood Photo Of Bajrang Punia

Bajrang Punia was born on 26 February 1994 (age 25 years; as in 2019 ) Khudan village of Jhajjar district in the state of Haryana, India. He started wrestling at the age of seven. He has attended a regional centre of Sports Authority of India (SAI) in Sonepat, India.

Physical Appearance

Height: 5′ 5″

Weight: 65 kg

Body Measurement: Chest 37″, Waist 28″, Biceps 13″

Eye Color: Black

Hair Color: Black

Family & Caste

Bajrang was youngest of the three children of Balvan Singh Punia and Om Pyari Punia;

Bajrang With His Parents

Bajrang With His Parents

Harendra Punia being eldest son.

Bajrang With His Mother Om Pyari and Brother Harendra Punia

Bajrang With His Mother Om Pyari and Brother Harendra Punia

He has a nephew Naman Punia.

Bajrang With His Nephew

Bajrang With His Nephew

Career

Bajrang won his first international tournament in Asian Wrestling Championship in 2013, by winning Bronze for the country. After that, he has won many silver, bronze, and gold medals in various wrestling championships including Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, and several national and international tournaments.

Controversy

Bajrang Punia once openly criticised government policy of giving Khel Ratna. He said that he would move to the court, to question them about the policy of giving the honour. Virat Kohli got the honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards with an achievement score of Zero, while Bajrang had the highest score of 80.

Awards & Achievements

Bajrang Punia Receiving The Arjun Award

Bajrang Punia Receiving The Arjun Award

  • Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, 2013 – Bronze
  • Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, 2015 – Bronze

World Championship

  • Silver (65 kg) in 2018 Budapest
  • Bronze (60 kg) in 2013 Budapest

Asian Games

  • Gold (65 kg) 2018 Jakarta
  • Silver (61 kg) 2014 Incheon

Commonwealth Games

  • Gold (65 kg) 2018 Gold Coast
  • Silver (61 kg) 2014 Glasgow

Favourite Things

  • Sport: Basketball, Football, River Rafting
  • Wrestler: Yogeshwar Dutt, Captain Chandrup

Facts

  • Bajrang got his name after an Indian god Lord Hanuman. He was born on Tuesday, the day considered auspicious to worship Lord Hanuman.
  • He loves to play Basketball and Football.
    Bajrang Playing Basketball

    Bajrang Playing Basketball

  • In 2015, his family left their village and moved to Sonepat, so that he could attend the regional centre of Sports Authority of India (SAI) in Sonepat, India.
  • Wrestling is in Bajrang’s Blood. His father Balvan Singh and his brother were both once wrestlers.
  • He used to play wrestling in an effort to win money.
  • Bajrang’s coach is Yogeshwar Dutt, who Olympic Games bronze medalist, Commonwealth Games gold medalist, and Padma Shree Awardee.
    Bajrang Punia with Yogeshwar Dutt

    Bajrang Punia with Yogeshwar Dutt

  • Bajrang is the first person to make India win its first Gold in Asian Games.
  • He wishes to become like Yogeswar Dutt.
  • After winning Silver in 2018 World Wrestling Championship, he claimed World No. 1 in the 65 kg category.
  • Bajrang Punia dedicated the gold medal he won in Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria to Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

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