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Bajrang Punia

Bajrang Punia Granted Additional Financial Aid of INR 1.76 Lakhs For Training

Bajrang Punia will compete in international meets, including UWW Ranking events, the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham as well as the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

13 January 2022

Yearender 2021: Olympic Glory, Heartbreak And A Murder Story In Dangal Of A Year For Indian Wrestling

Vinesh Phogat's disappointment in Tokyo 2020 was offset by medals from Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang Punia but Sushil Kumar ended up in jail in a roller-coaster 2021 for Indian wrestling.


Olympian Bajrang Punia To Visit Panipat School For 'Meet The Champions' Program

A brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the outreach initiative envisages all Olympians and Paralympians interacting with students from 75 schools each in two years to motivate the youngsters to have 'Santulit Ahaar'...


Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya Choose To Train With Indian Coaches Till Paris Olympics

Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya have conveyed the message to the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) that they will prefer to train under Indian coaches instead of hiring a personal coach from abroad.

08 January 2022

Year In Review 2021: Neeraj Chopra's Golden Finish To Shooters Firing Blanks, Tokyo 2020 Was A Mixed Bag For India

India won a record seven medals at Tokyo 2020. The returns could have been much better if the shooters and archers performed true to their potential. Here are the 10 highlights from India's Tokyo Olympics campaign in 2021.


National Wrestling Championship: Geeta Phogat, Narsingh Pancham Yadav, Gourav Balian In Focus

Geeta Phogat is set to make a comeback to competitive wrestling after giving birth to her son, Arjun, in 2018.

10 November 2021

Higher And Stronger, India's Olympic Medallists Make Their New Year 2022 Wishes

After an eventful 2021 that included Tokyo Olympics, India's top sportspersons face a challenging 2022. Their dreams and aspirations remain as high as ever.

02 January 2022

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Wrestling World Championship: Anshu Malik Creates History, Becomes First India Woman To Enter Final

Anshu became only the sixth Indian to make the Worlds gold medal match after Bishambar Singh (1967), Sushil Kumar (2010), Amit Dahiya (2013), Bajrang Punia (2018) and Deepak Punia (2019).

06 October 2021

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05 September 2021
Happy Teachers’ Day 2021: Five Coaches Who Made Difference For India At Tokyo Olympics

Happy Teachers’ Day 2021: Five Coaches Who Made Difference For India At Tokyo Olympics

On Teacher’s Day, we look at coaches who helped India to a record haul at 2020 Tokyo Olympics


01 September 2021
Bajrang Punia Backs Vinesh Phogat, Says Wrestlers Need Help To Counter Mental Health Issues

Bajrang Punia Backs Vinesh Phogat, Says Wrestlers Need Help To Counter Mental Health Issues

Bajrang Punia, who won bronze at Tokyo Olympics, said people around him helped stay positive when the chips were down


30 August 2021
Bajrang Punia Reveals He Carried Two Injuries Into Tokyo Olympics

Bajrang Punia Reveals He Carried Two Injuries Into Tokyo Olympics

Bajrang settled for a bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics after going all out in the third-fourth place play-off


27 August 2021
Tokyo Olympics Medallist Bajrang Punia Says Sushil Kumar Still The Best Wrestler In India

Tokyo Olympics Medallist Bajrang Punia Says Sushil Kumar Still The Best Wrestler In India

Bajrang Punia Punia refrained from commenting on the recent murder case involving Sushil Kumar, for which the wrestler was arrested and chargesheeted by Delhi...


23 August 2021
Bajrang Punia Ruled Out Of Wrestling World Championship Due To Ligament Tear

Bajrang Punia Ruled Out Of Wrestling World Championship Due To Ligament Tear

Bajrang will need six-week rehabilitation to treat the ligament tear he suffered during his bronze medal run in Tokyo Olympics


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22 August 2021
Raksha Bandhan 2021: Bajrang Punia, Saina Nehwal, Sachin Tendulkar Extend Wishes

Raksha Bandhan 2021: Bajrang Punia, Saina Nehwal, Sachin Tendulkar Extend Wishes

Cricketers, badminton players, Tokyo Olympians and medal winners wished their fans on social media


16 August 2021
India Olympic Contingent Meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi For Breakfast

India Olympic Contingent Meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi For Breakfast

Indian athletes returned from Tokyo with a haul of seven medals, including javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra's historic gold in track and field.


13 August 2021
WFI To Take Wrestlers' Feedback On Foreign Coaches' Fresh Contracts After Tokyo Olympics

WFI To Take Wrestlers' Feedback On Foreign Coaches' Fresh Contracts After Tokyo Olympics

Wrestler Ravi Dahiya and Barjrang Punia captured a silver and bronze at the Tokyo Games with all the foreign coaches contracts ending with the Games


09 August 2021
India's Tokyo Olympics High - No Better Religion Than This To Unify A Medal-Thirsty Nation

India's Tokyo Olympics High - No Better Religion Than This To Unify A Medal-Thirsty Nation

There were many misses but India won a record seven medals at Tokyo 2020. Neeraj Chopra's gold sent the country delirious with joy and pride


08 August 2021
When Bajrang Punia Rose Above Pain Barrier, 'For Me Winning Olympics Bronze Was Bigger', Says Injured Wrestler

When Bajrang Punia Rose Above Pain Barrier, 'For Me Winning Olympics Bronze Was Bigger', Says Injured Wrestler

Bajrang Punia will be India's flagbearer at the Tokyo 2020 closing ceremony on Sunday


08 August 2021
Tokyo Olympics, Closing Ceremony, Live Streaming: Bajrang Punia To Be India's Flag-bearer - When And Where To Watch

Tokyo Olympics, Closing Ceremony, Live Streaming: Bajrang Punia To Be India's Flag-bearer - When And Where To Watch

A majority of the hockey and wrestling contingent is expected to attend the closing ceremony that begins 4.30 PM IST. Watch live streaming


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08 August 2021
Neeraj Chopra To Get Rs 1cr From BCCI As Indian Cricket Board Announces Rewards For Tokyo Olympics Medalists

Neeraj Chopra To Get Rs 1cr From BCCI As Indian Cricket Board Announces Rewards For Tokyo Olympics Medalists

Javelin thrower Chopra secured India's second individual gold in Olympic history with a sensational performance


07 August 2021
Indians at Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra Adds Golden Lining As India Finish With Record Seven Medals

Indians at Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra Adds Golden Lining As India Finish With Record Seven Medals

Neeraj Chopra won a historic athletics gold for India at Tokyo 2020 after Bajrang Punia ended with a wrestling bronze in his maiden Olympics


07 August 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Bajrang Punia Wins Bronze, Indian Wrestlers Match Best Result At Olympics

Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Bajrang Punia Wins Bronze, Indian Wrestlers Match Best Result At Olympics

Bajrang said the knee injury he suffered in run up to the Games impacted his performance


06 August 2021
Indians at Tokyo Olympics On Aug. 6: Women's Hockey Team Misses Bronze, Bajrang Punia Loses In Semis

Indians at Tokyo Olympics On Aug. 6: Women's Hockey Team Misses Bronze, Bajrang Punia Loses In Semis

Golfer Aditi Ashok stayed on course for a first ever golf medal in the Olympics. Get August 6 full Tokyo 2020 results here


06 August 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Bajrang Punia Outwitted By Haji Aliev, To Fight For Bronze

Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Bajrang Punia Outwitted By Haji Aliev, To Fight For Bronze

Bajrang will now fight for bronze as India tries to match its best result at the Olympics - winning six medals in 2012 London


06 August 2021
Bajrang Punia Storms Into Tokyo Olympics, Wrestling Semifinals; Seema Bisla Exits

Bajrang Punia Storms Into Tokyo Olympics, Wrestling Semifinals; Seema Bisla Exits

He will now fight it out with Azerbaijan's Haji Aliev for a place in the gold medal bout. Aliev is a three-time world champion and bronze-winner from the Rio...


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