Bajrang Punia (Wrestler) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Family, Career, Cast, Medals, Records, Net Worth, Wife, Awards, Religion, Tokyo Olympic 2020 & More
Bajrang Punia is a freestyle wrestler from India. He competed for his country in the 65 kg weight category.
|Real Name||Bajrang Punia|
|Date of Birth||02 Feb 1994|
|Age (as in 2021)||27 years old|
|Birth Place||Khudan, Jhajjar, Haryana, India|
|Family||Father: Balwan Singh|
Mother: Om Pyari
Siblings: Harender Punia, Deepak Punia (brother)
|Home Town||Khudan, Jhajjar, Haryana, India|
Birth & Early Life
Bajrang Punia was born on 26th February 1994 in Haryana. His father was a farmer and his mother was a homemaker. His father, being an avid fan of wrestling, encouraged him to learn the sport at the age of seven. Punia began training in a local mud wrestling school at the age of 14. He was then introduced to an Olympics medalist Yogeshwar Dutt who then became his mentor and sparring partner.
Education & more
|Awards||• Arjuna Award, 2015|
• Padma Shri Award, 2019
• Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award, 2019
• FICCI India Sports Award 2020
In 2013, Punia won bronze medals at the Asian Wrestling Championship and World Championship 60 kg category. He maintained his success streak winning silver medals at the Asian Championship and the Commonwealth Games, and the Asian Games in 2014. When his family moved to Sonepat, he enrolled in the Sports Authority of India center in 2015. However, he suffered from a back injury and was on a hiatus for 9 months.
He made his comeback in the same year at the World Championship, Las Vegas but lost the bronze medal match. In 2016, he won his first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. He bagged the Championship title at the Asian Champion 2017 in the following year.
In 2018, He clinched gold medals at the Common Wealth Games and the Asian Games. In the same year, he also won the bronze medals at the World Championships and a silver at the World Championship. He became the only Indian wrestler to win two world championship medals.
In 2019, Punia won a bronze medal at the World Championship. This achievement booked India a place at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. In the same year, he was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award (now Mejor Dhyanchand Award) In 2020, He bagged the gold medal at the Rome Ranking Series.
In 2021, he won the gold medal at the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series, Rome. He has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics semi-finals match that year, But unfortunately, he lost this semifinal round of the 65 categories with three-time world champion Haji Aliyev 12-5.
Then he played for bronze medal and Bajrang made a fine comeback, losing 8-0 to Daulet Niyazbekov in the Tokyo Olympic 2020 for India, Bajrang won the bronze medal in freestyle 65kg categories.
|International Debut||Asian Wrestling Championship 2013|
|Olympic Medals||Gold: 0|
|Best Record||She is now setting records as the first Goa badminton player to represent India and hold the 1st rank in the women’s singles and doubles category.|
Personal life & More
Bajrang Punia got married to Sangeeta Phogat in 2020. His net worth was estimated to be 24 Lakhs. He works as a Train Ticket Examiner in the Indian Railways.
|Wife Name||Sangeeta Phogat (Wrestler)|
|Net worth||24 Lakhs|
Physical Status & More
|Height (approx.)||166 cm|
Some Important Facts About Bajrang Punia
- Bajrang is the first person to make India win its first Gold in Asian Games.
- He dedicated the gold medal he won at the Dan Kolov-Nokila-Petrov tournament, Bulgaria to the IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.
- He loves to play Basketball and football.
Social Media Presence
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|Wikipedia||Bajrang Punia Wikipedia|
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