Bajrang Punia

Happy with World Championships bronze, but want gold at Olympics: Wrestler Ravi Dahiya

It was a two-point gap that cost Dahiya his semi-final bout against Russian Zaur Uguev, the defending champion who went on to win a second consecutive gold.

Sep 24, 2019, 19:18 PM IST

Rahul Aware wins bronze, takes India's World Wrestling Championships haul to five

Rahul Aware on Sunday won bronze in the 61kg freestyle division of the World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan.

Sep 22, 2019, 19:40 PM IST

World Wrestling Championships 2019: India's Deepak Punia storms into 86kg final

Indian wrestler Deepak Punia on Saturday became the first athlete of the country to book his place in the final of the 2019 World Wrestling Championships after beating Stefan Reichmuth of Switzerland in the semi-final bout of the men's 86kg category in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Sep 21, 2019, 19:56 PM IST

Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Punia, currently ranked World No.1, entered the semi-finals in the 65-kg weight category after beating North Korean grappler Jong Son 8-1 in the quarter-finals to confirm his seat on the flight which will be heading to Tokyo next year.

Sep 19, 2019, 16:27 PM IST

Deepa Malik conferred Khel Ratna, Bajrang Punia & Ravindra Jadeja miss awards ceremony

While Malik took the award, Punia had to skip the awards ceremony as he is training in Russia for the upcoming World championships.

Aug 29, 2019, 18:35 PM IST

National Sports Awards 2019: Deepa Malik, Bajrang Punia to be conferred with Khel Ratna

Khel Ratna is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four year.

Aug 20, 2019, 17:56 PM IST

Bajrang Punia to be conferred with Khel Ratna Award

Punia alongwith Vinesh Phogat were recommended by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for the prestigious award.

Aug 16, 2019, 15:25 PM IST

Sports fraternity lauds Center for revoking Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday moved the resolution on Article 370 and a separate bill to bifurcate the state into two separate union territories -- Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

Aug 06, 2019, 13:08 PM IST

Bajrang Punia bags gold at Ali Aliev wrestling tournament

Bajrang, who won the Asian Championships in China last week, came through stiff resistance from a host of local favourites over two days to prove his credentials as the world`s best wrestler in his category. 

May 03, 2019, 16:27 PM IST

Wrestling Federation of India recommends Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

The WFI has also recommended Rahul Aware, Harpreet Singh, Divya Kakran and Pooja Dhanda for the Arjuna award.

Apr 29, 2019, 13:14 PM IST

Asian Wrestling Championship: Praveen Rana clinches silver, Satyawart Kadian settles for bronze

Rana had earlier defeated Kazakhstan's Galymzhan Usserbayev 3-2 in the semi-finals to book his place in the summit showdown of the tournament.

Apr 23, 2019, 22:06 PM IST

Bajrang Punia hands India its first gold at Asian Wrestling Championships 2019

World number one Bajrang Punia made India proud on Tuesday by clinching the country's first gold medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships 2019 in Xi'an, China.

Apr 23, 2019, 18:38 PM IST

Bajrang Punia, Praveen Rana enter final of Asian Wrestling Championship

World No.1 Bajrang comfortably defeated Uzbekistan's Sirojiddin Khasanov 12-1 in the semifinals to make it to the gold medal bout of 65kg.

Apr 23, 2019, 15:37 PM IST

Rishabh Pant, Bajrang Punia, Manu Bhaker, Rani Rampal win DSJA awards

The awards were presented by Indian Olympic Association and world hockey body (FIH) president Narinder Batra. 

Mar 28, 2019, 18:24 PM IST

Star wrestler Bajrang Punia wins gold in Bulgaria, dedicates medal to Abhinandan

Punia, who bagged the top prize at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games last year, has won four gold medals and one silver in the last five tournaments.

Mar 03, 2019, 16:25 PM IST

PWL: Bajrang Punia, Amit Dhankar shine as Punjab Royals crush Haryana Hammers to reach semis

Amit Dhankar conjured up a decisive win under pressure against Haryana Hammers' Praveen Rana to steer Punjab Royals to the semifinals of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) on Saturday.

Jan 27, 2019, 09:58 AM IST

Padma Honours: Gautam Gambhir wants to be a better 'human being'

Meanwhile, Sunil Chhetri also thanked his family and fans for their support after being nominated for Padma Shri and also indicated that there is no chance of an international retirement round the corner for him. 

Jan 26, 2019, 15:28 PM IST

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia achieves world number one rank in 65kg category

It has turned out to be a remarkable season for Bajrang, who was also the only Indian grappler to be given a seeding at the Budapest World Championship.

Nov 10, 2018, 17:17 PM IST

Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik to lead Indian challenge at World Championships

Four wrestlers- Bajrang, Kuldeep, Gurpreet and Harpreet- have been training in Hungary for more than a fortnight while the rest of the squad joined a week back.

Oct 16, 2018, 21:48 PM IST

Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia to lead India at Wrestling World Championships in Hungary

Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik and Asian Games gold medallist Bajrang Punia are set to lead a 30-member Indian contingent at the World Wrestling Championships in Hungary. 

Oct 08, 2018, 15:21 PM IST