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Bajrang Punia Wife, Olympic Medal, Age, Height, Weight, Arjuna Award, Kushti

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Bajrang Punia is a freestyle Indian wrestler who competes in 65 kg weight category. Punia has won three medals at the World Wrestling Championships.

Age 28
Olympic Medal Bronze
(Tokyo 2021)
Wife Sangeeta Phogat
(Wrestler)
Coach Yogeshwar Dutt

Bajrang Punia Olympic Medal

Bronze Medal at Olympics 2020

 

  • Bajrang won Silver medal at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships and also claimed World No. 1 ranking in 65 kg category.
  • His father and brother were both once wrestlers
  • Bajrang Punia coach is Yogeshwar Dutt

Punia was born on 26 February 1994 in Khudan village of Jhajjar district of Haryana. Bajrang began wrestling at the age of seven and was encouraged by his father to take up the sport as the profession.

In 2015, the whole family moved to Sonepat district so that Bajrang can attend a regional centre of Sports Authority of India.

Currently, Bajrang works in Indian Railways as a Gazetted officer OSD Sports.

Birthday: 26 January 1994

From: Khudan, Jhajjar, Haryana, India

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Bajrang Punia Medal

Bajrang Punia World Championships

  • Silver medal in 2018 Budapest 65 kg event
  • Bronze medal in 2013 Budapest 60 kg event
  • Bronze medal in 2019 Nur-Sultan 65 kg event

Bajrang Punia Asian Games

  • Gold medal in 2018 Jakarta 65 kg event
  • Silver medal in 2104 Incheon 61 kg event

Bajrang Punia Commonwealth Games

  • Gold medal in 2018 Gold Coast 65 kg event
  • Silver medal in 2014 Glasgow 61 kg event

Bajrang Punia Asian Championships

  • Gold medal in 2017 New Delhi 65 kg event
  • Gold medal in 2019 Xi’an 65 kg event
  • Silver medal in 2014 Astana 61 kg event
  • Silver medal in 2020 New Delhi 65 kg event
  • Bronze medal in 2013 New Delhi 60 kg event
  • Bronze medal in 2018 Bishkek 65 kg event

Bajrang Punia World U23 Championships

  • Silver medal in 2017 Bydgoszcz 65 kg event

Commonwealth Championships

  • Gold medal in 2017 Brakpan 65 kg event
  • Gold medal in 2016 Singapore 65 kg event

Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games

  • Gold medal in 2017 Ashgabat 70 kg event

Bajrang Punia Awards

  • Arjuna Awardee in 2015
  • Padma Shri Awardee in 2019
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee in 2019
  • Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, 2013 – Bronze Medal
  • Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, 2015 – Gold Medal
Bajrang Punia after being conferred with Padma Shri Award in 2019

Bajrang Punia Family

Father – Balvan Singh Punia

Mother – Om Pyari Punia

Brother – Harendra Punia

Bajrang Punia Wife

Sangeeta Phogat (Professional Wrestler)
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