Bajrang Punia age 24, (as on Published date) is a freestyle wrestler from India. He won 11 Medals Until Now. Bajrang was Awarded Arjun award in 2015. Pinia, the powerful Asian champion, beat Daichi Takatani of Japan in the men’s freestyle 65kg final to win the gold. Bajrang Punia won his first world level medal in the 65kg category at World Championship 2017.
Height – 5.5″ (165 cm)
Weight – 61 kgs (134lb)
Gold – 4
Silver – 4
Bronze – 3
Early Life & Family
Bajrang Punia was born in Khudan village of Jhajjar district in the state of Haryana in India. At the age of 7, he started Wrestling to Learn and was encouraged to pursue the sport by his father.
He has a brother named Harender Singh Punia.
Bajrang Punia Family (Mother & Father)
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In 2015, his family moved to Sonepat for him to attend the regional centre of Sports Authority of India.
He works as Traveling Ticket Examiner (TTE) with Indian Railway and his family has demanded Deputy superintendent of police post with Haryana Police.
Bajrang Punia with his Nephew
Mother – Not Known
Father – Not Known
Marriage – No Known
Wife – Not Married yet
Bajrang Punia with his Sisters
Career & Achievements
In New Delhi, India, in the semi-final bout, Bajrang lost 3-1 to South Korea to win the bronze medal in the men’s freestyle 60 kg category.
In Budapest, Hungary, Bajrang won the bronze medal in the men’s freestyle 60 kg category by qualifying for the bronze medal bout through the repechage round. There, he met beaten Mongolian wrestler with 9-2.
In Glasgow, Scotland, he won the silver medal in the men’s freestyle 61 kg category, after losing 1-4 to Canadian.
Bajrang won the silver medal in the men’s freestyle 61 kg category In Incheon, South Korea.
In Astana, Kazakhstan, Asian Wrestling Championships Bajrang won the silver medal in the men’s freestyle 61 kg category, losing 0-4 to Iran.
In 2015 World Wrestling championships. He met Mongolia who beat him 10-0. Bajrang got a chance to contest in the Repêchage round. His first opponent in the repêchage round was the USA whom he beat 6-0 easily. The second repêchage opponent was Georgia who put up a fight but was ultimately overcome 13-6 by the Indian. Unfortunately, he fell at the last hurdle, drawing the bronze medal bout 6-6 but his opponent Vasyl Shuptar of Ukraine scoring the last point.
In 2016 Singapore, Commonwealth Championship, Bajrang Clinched Gold Medal.
Bajrang won the gold medal at the Asian Wrestling Championship held at Delhi in May 2017.
Pro Wrestling League
Bajrang was part of JSW owned Bangalore franchise. The wrestler was picked up for a sum of Rs 29.5 lakh.