Bajrang Punia Wiqi Age, Family, Relationship, Controversy and More..

Bajrang Punia is a freestyle Indian wrestler. On 18 January, Bajrang Punia defeated Jordan Oliver 4-3 in the final in the 65kg freestyle category at the Ranking series.

Bajrang Punia Biography


Bajrang Punia


Bajrang Punia was born on 26 February 1994. Punia is a freestyle wrestler from India. Bajrang Punia competes in the 65kg weight category. He has won three medals at the World Wrestling Championships.

Bajrang Punia Life and Family

Bajrang Punia was born in Khudan village of Jhajjar district in the state of Haryana, India. He began wrestling at the age of 7 and was encouraged to sports by his father. In 2015, his family moved to Sonipat so that he can attend a regional center of sports Authority of India? Currently he works in Indian Railways on the post of Gazetted officer OSD Sports.


Punia,s Physical Appearance

Height 5’5″
Weight 65 kg
Body Measurement Chest 52″, Waist 30″, Biceps 14″
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black



Punia,s Trainer


Punia has trained under Olympian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, whom he considered his hero and mentor.

Bajrang Punia Carrer in shortlist

In the 2013 Asian Championship in New Delhi, after heaven down in the semi-final bout in the 60 kg category. In the world championships in Budapest the same here he won bronze again.

It was a sign of things to come when in the following year, he won Silver both in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the Incheon Asian Games both in the 61 categories. He made the move to the 65 categories in order to compete in the Olympics.

Punia bagged gold medals in the Commonwealth Championship in 2016 and 2017. He also took the Top sport in the Asian Championship last year in New Delhi.

At the 2018 Commonwealth games, battered his Glasgow effort, beating Welshman Kane Charig by technical security in a bout that lasted just over a minute.

6 months ago, Paniya had gone down to Takatani in the semi-finals of Asian Championship in Bishkek, the only instance among the last seven tournaments where he failed to take the final.

In Jakarta, Punia big and well against the Japanese leading 6 – 0 in 1.16 minutes. But came back strongly to make it 6 – 6. Back to make it 10 – 8, before a last-second challenge from the opposition was rejected to give Punya gold


Bajrang Punia Career with Full Details-

2013 Asian Wrestling Championships 

In New Delhi, India, in the semi-final bout, Bajrang lost 3-1 to Hwang Ryong-hak of North Korea to win the bronze medal in the men’s freestyle 60 kg category

In the Round of 16, he faced Shogo Maeda of Japan, beating him 3-1. His opponent in the quarter-finals was Morad Hassan of Iron whom he beat 3-1 to qualify for the semi-finals.

“I am governing for Olympics and so immediately after this, training for the world championships will start,” Punya said after opening India’s gold tally


2013 World Wrestling Championships

In Budapest, Hungary, Bajrang won the bronze medal in the men’s freestyle 60 kg category by qualify for the bronze medal bout through the repechage round. There, he met Enkhsaikhany Nyam-Ochir of Mongolia and beat him 9-2.

Is the next opponent was Ivan Guidea of Romania, and with 8 10 -3 on over the Romanian, Bajrang earned a spot in the bronze medal bout.


2014 Commonwealth Games

In Glasgow, Scotland, he on the silver medal in the men’s freestyle 61 kg category, after losing 1 – 4 David Tremblay of Canada.


2014 Asian games

In Incheon, South Korea, on the silver medal in the men’s freestyle 61 kg category, after losing 1 – 3 to  Masoud Esmaeilpoorjouybari of Iran.


2014 Asian Wrestling Championship

In Astana Kazakhstan, Bajrang won the silver medal in the men’s freestyle 61 kg category, after losing 1 – 3 to Masoud Esmaeilpoorjouybari of Iran.

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2015 World Wrestling championships

Unlike his fellow nursing Yadav, Bajrang was not able to win a medal at the tournament in Las Vegas and finished. , in the round of 32, he met Batboldyn Nomin of Mongolia who beat him 10 – 0. With the Mongolian qualifying for the final bout in the 61 kg category. Bajrangbali chance to contest in the Repechage round.

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.


Asian Wrestling Championship 2017

In 2017 May, he won a gold medal at the Asian Wrestling Championship held at Delhi

Pro wrestling League

Bajrang was the second acquisition of the JSW owned Bangalore franchise in the auction conducted in New Delhi. The wrestler was picked up for a sum of 29.5 lakh.

The Pro wrestling League was scheduled to be held from 10 December to 27 December across 6 cities.


2018 Commonwealth games

In Gold Coast, Australia, he won the gold medal in the men’s freestyle 65 kg category. He overcame Kane Charig of Wales by Technical Superiority to clinch the gold.

2018 Asian Games

On August 19, he won the Men’s freestyle 65 kg/Gold medal. He defeated Japanese wrestler Takatani Daichi 11-8, the score was locked at 6-6 after the first round.


2018 World Wrestling Championships

Bajrang won Silver at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships. After that silver medal, he claimed World No. 1 in 65 kg category.


2019 World Wrestling Championships

Bajrang won Bronze for the second time at a World Championship, thereby qualifying India for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the 65kg freestyle wrestling event.


2020 Rome Ranking Series

On 18 January, Bajrang defeated Jordan Oliver 4 – 3 in the final in the 65 kg freestyle category at the Ranking Series.


Bajrang Punia Awards


The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presenting the Padma Shree Award to Shri Bajrang Punia, at an Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on March 11, 2019


  • Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, 2013 Bronze
  • Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, 2915 Gold
  • Arjun Award, 2015
  • Padma Sri Award 2019
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2019


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