Bajrang Punia: Biography, Wiki, Height, Age, Wife, Family, Medals, Records & More

Bajrang Punia

Bajrang Punia is a well-known Indian freestyle wrestler and is considered one of the most promising freestyle wrestlers in India. In 2021, he won the bronze medal in the 65 kg wrestling category at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. He is the first Indian wrestler to be ranked world No. 1 in any category and the first Indian to win two world championship medals.

He Recently won gold in 65kg wrestling in Commonwealth Games 2022 and completes hat-trick of CWG medals

Bajrang Punia Biography

Bajrang Punia was born on 26 February 1994 (age 26 years; as of 2020) Khudan Village of Jhajjar district in the state of Haryana, India. He started wrestling at the age of seven. He was trained at the regional centre of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in Sonepat, India.

Bajrang Punia made an impact in his wrestling career as soon as he got on the international stage. Bajrang has been representing India internationally since 2013, starting with Asian Wrestling Championships. Bajrang Punia was seen as the next big thing in Indian Wrestling after Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt.

Punia is a part of the Pro Wrestling League. Bangalore Yoddha brought him for 29.5 lakhs in 2015 and in 2019 he was picked by Punjab Royals for 30 lakhs.

Personal information

Full NameBajrang Punia
D.O.BFebruary 26, 1994
RoleMen’s Freestyle 65kg
NationalityIndian
Born26 February 1994 Khudan, Jhajjar, Haryana, India
OccupationWrestler
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.)in centimeters– 166 cm
in meters– 1.66 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 65 kg
in pounds– 143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)– Chest: _ 52 Inches
– Waist: _ 30 Inches
– Biceps: _ 14 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack

Personal Life & Education

Date of Birth26 February 1994 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2022)28 Years
BirthplaceKhudan, Jhajjar, Haryana, India
Zodiac signPisces
NationalityIndian
HometownKhudan, Jhajjar, Haryana, India
College/UniversityThe regional centre of the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Sonepat, India
Educational QualificationWrestling training at the regional centre of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in Sonepat, India.
HobbyDancing
ControversyOnce, Bajrang Punia blamed the government of India and policy of giving the Khel Ratna Award. In a media conversation, he mentioned that he would sue the government for giving the honour. According to some media sources, Bajrang made this statement after Virat Kohli was honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award with an achievement score of Zero, and he had the highest score of 80.

Family

Wife/SpouseSangeeta Punia (wrestler)
ParentsFather– Balvan Singh Punia
Mother– Om Pyari Punia
SiblingsElder Brother– Harendra Punia

Relationship & Wife

Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date25 November 2020

Wrestling Carrer: Medals & Awards

Event(s)Freestyle
CoachSujeet Maan
Medals• Olympic Games – 1 Bronze
• World Championships- 1 Silver, 2 Bronze
• Asian Games- 1 Gold, 1 Silver
• Commonwealth Games- 1 Gold, 1 Silver
• World U23 Wrestling Championships- 1 Silver
• Asian Championships- 2 Gold, 4 Silver, and 2 Bronze
• Commonwealth Championships – 3 Gold
Awards• 2015: Arjuna Award
• 2019: Padma Shri Award
• 2019: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award
• 2020: FICCI India Sports Award

Medal Record

2022 Commonwealth GamesGold
2019 Wrestling ChampionshipBronze
2018 Wrestling ChampionshipSilver
2018 Asian GamesGold
2018 Commonwealth GamesGold
2019 Asian ChampionshipsGold
2017 Asian ChampionshipsGold

Facts

  • Bajrang got his name after an Indian god Lord Hanuman. He was born on Tuesday, the day considered auspicious to worship Lord Hanuman.
  • He likes to dance.
  • He loves to play Basketball and Football.Bajrang Playing Basketball
  • In 2015, his family left their village and moved to Sonepat, so that he could attend the regional centre of Sports Authority of India (SAI) in Sonepat, India.
  • Wrestling is in Bajrang’s Blood. His father Balvan Singh and his brother were both once wrestlers.
  • Before becoming a professional wrestler, Bajrang used to do wrestling to earn money.
  • Bajrang’s coach is Yogeshwar Dutt.Bajrang Punia with Yogeshwar Dutt
  • Bajrang is the first person to make India win its first Gold in Asian Games.
  • He wishes to become like Yogeswar Dutt.
  • After winning Silver at the 2018 World Wrestling Championship, he claimed World No. 1 in the 65 kg category.
  • Bajrang Punia dedicated the gold medal he won in Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria to the Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

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