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Bajrang Punia


Bajrang Punia, India’s international wrestler

December 24, 2020 8:10 am

Grappling style, social media posts and just his name has made him one of the most popular competitors around the world, more than those with richer medal hauls

After a pandemic-forced break, Bajrang Punia reboots in Austin

December 18, 2020 7:57 am

Starts build-up to Tokyo by competing in a higher non-Olympic weight-class

Wrestler Sangeeta Phogat ties the knot; looks lovely in a red lehenga

November 27, 2020 11:40 am

The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony on November 26

Forced break has made it more challenging for wrestlers who are yet to qualify for Olympics: Bajrang Punia

August 14, 2020 6:38 pm

Bajrang, one of world's top wrestlers in the 65kg, recently started training at Inspire Institute of Sports (IIS) where his Georgian coach Shako Bentinidis has also joined him.

In vogue: Distance learning arises as a short-term solution amidst pandemic

June 16, 2020 3:26 pm

Although remote coaching might be the mantra right now, athletes realise that it cannot be a long-term solution. The travel restrictions will compound their problems too.

Bajrang Punia donates six months' salary to Haryana's COVID-19 relief fund

March 24, 2020 3:26 pm

Apart from Bajrang Punia, BJP lawmaker Gautam Gambhir has also joined the fight against the coronavirus outbreak by offering Rs 50 lakh for equipments to treat patients in Delhi hospitals.

'Zindagi rahi toh hi Olympics khel payenge’: Bajrang Punia says better if Tokyo Games are postponed

March 23, 2020 8:44 am

Ace wrestler Bajrang has waited long for a chance at an Olympic medal, but realises that it's not the right time for the Games.

Bajrang Punia settles for silver, Ravi Dahiya wins gold at Asian Championship

February 22, 2020 10:13 pm

While, Bajrang Punia (65 kg) had to settle for silver as he lost 2-10 to Japan's Takuto Otoguro, Ravi Dahiya (57 kg) claimed the gold medal after beating Tajikistan's Hikmatullo Vohidov 10-0.

Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya clinch gold at Rome Ranking Series

January 19, 2020 4:27 pm

Bajrang Punia produced a great comeback to secure a 4-3 win against USA's Jordan Michael Oliver in the summit clash.

Deepak Punia's rise the highlight of 2019; Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat rock steady

December 27, 2019 3:08 pm

Five medals and four Olympic quota places in the World Championships marked India's year in wrestling, with Deepak Punia bagging a silver, and Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat claimed bronze medals.


A notch above others: Standout Indian athletes of the decade

December 31, 2019 3:44 pm

The 2010s were arguably Indian sport's most successful decade ever as they registered their best ever medal tallies at various respective sporting extravaganzas.