Bajrang Punia Biography:
Bajrang Punia is an Indian wrestler and He was born on Saturday, February 26, 1994, in Khudan, Jhajjar, Haryana, India. He comes from a poor family, his father Balvan Singh Punia himself is a wrestler and with his father encouragement, he decided to take up wrestling.
His father joined him at a local mud wrestling school. After sometime, Bajrang’s family moved to Sonepat so that he can get good training at a regional centre of the Sports Authority of India.
In 2013, he made his international debut and won his first international medal by winning Bronze at the at the Asian Championships held in New Delhi. Later in that year, he won Bronze medal in the men’s freestyle 60 kg category at World Championships held in Budapest.
In the following year, he won three silver medals, one at the 2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, Another one at 2014 Asian Games Incheon and last one at 2014 Asian Wrestling Championships Astana in men’s freestyle 61 kg category.
Bajrang Punia Achievements:
- World Championships Budapest 2013 (60 kg): Bronze Medal
- Asian Championships New Delhi 2013 (60 kg): Bronze Medal
- Asian Games Incheon 2014 (61 kg): Silver Medal
- Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 (61 kg): Silver Medal
- Asian Championships Astana 2014 (61 kg): Silver Medal
- Commonwealth Championship Singapore 2016 (65 kg): Gold Medal
- Asian Championships New Delhi 2017 (65 kg): Gold Medal
- World U23 Championships Bydgoszcz 2017 (65 kg): Silver Medal
- Commonwealth Championship Brakpan 2017 (65 kg): Silver Medal
- Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Ashgabat 2017 (70 kg): Gold Medal
- World Championships Budapest 2018 (65 kg): Silver Medal
- Asian Championships Bishkek 2018 (65 kg): Bronze Medal
- Commonwealth Games Jakarta 2018 (65 kg): Gold Medal
- Asian Games Jakarta 2018 (65 kg): Gold Medal
- Asian Championships Xi’an 2019 (65 kg): Gold Medal
- World Championships Nur-Sultan 2019 (65 kg): Bronze Medal
- Asian Championships New Delhi 2020 (65 kg): Silver Medal
- Asian Championships Almaty 2021 (65 kg): Silver Medal
- Olympic Games Tokyo 2021 (65 kg): Bronze Medal
Two years later, he won his 1st international gold at the 2016 Commonwealth Championship held in Singapore in the men’s freestyle 65 kg category.
In 2017, he won 3 gold medals at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, Commonwealth Championship and Asian Championships, respectively. He then won a Silver medal at the 2017 World U23 Championships.
Bajrang Punia Awards:
|2)||2019||Padma Shri Award|
|3)||2019||Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award|
|4)||2020||FICCI India Sports Award|
After winning the bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics:
- ₹30 lakh from the Government of India.
- ₹2.5 crore from the Government of Haryana.
- ₹25 lakh from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
- ₹25 lakh from the Indian Olympic Association.
In 2018, He won 2 Gold medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2018 Asian Games. Later in that year, He won silver medal at 2018 World Championships followed by bronze medal at 2018 Asian Championships.
Later in 2019, He won his 2nd gold medal at the Asian Championships. He then won a Bronze medal at the World Wrestling Championships and With this win, he secured his berth at Tokyo Olympics.
He next won silver medal at the 2020 Asian Championships held in New Delhi. In the following year, he won silver medal at the 2021 Asian Championships held in Almaty.
In August 2021, He won his 1st medal at summer games by winning a Bronze medal at Tokyo Olympic Games.
All Wiki Biography:
|Real Name||Bajrang Punia|
|Events||60 kg/61 kg/65 kg|
|Date of Birth||February 26, 1994 (Saturday)|
|Age (as in 2021)||27 Years|
|Birth Place||Khudan, Jhajjar, Haryana, India|
|Hometown||Khudan, Jhajjar, Haryana, India|
|Education Qualifications||Not Known|
Physical Stats & More
|Height (Approx)||165 cm (in Centimeters) |
1.65 m (in meters)
5’ 5” (in feet inches)
|Weight (Approx)||65 kg (in kilograms)|
143 lbs (in pounds)
|Body Measurements||Chest: 42 inches|
Waist: 30 inches
Bicpes: 14 inches
|Parents||Father: Balvan Singh Punia|
Mother: Om Pyari Punia