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Bajrang Punia

AA Edit | Don’t treat wrestlers callously

Their sit-in strike of more than a month at Jantar Mantar was dismantled to bring a brutal end to a sordid chapter

30 May 2023 12:20 AM

AA Edit | Wrestlers deserve support of all

The Delhi police are doing what police often does in India — remain indifferent to the accused in a position in power and unleash havoc

06 May 2023 12:20 AM

What would be sport like on return from pandemic?

Some of India's top sportspersons give their views on how their disciplines would be like when competitions restart

26 Apr 2020 2:11 PM

Bajrang Punia placed No.2 in latest world rankings, assured of seeding at Olympics

Fast-rising Ravi Dahiya also seems set for a top-four billing at the mega-event

01 Apr 2020 8:02 PM

Kiren Rijiju confers Khel Ratna to Bajrang Punia

Punia has put events like Olympics a priority over the Pro League.

29 Nov 2019 10:41 AM


Deepak Punia clinches number 1 rank in World Wrestling Rankings

The 20-year-old now has 82 points, four more than World Champion Yazdani.

27 Sep 2019 3:15 PM

Bajrang Punia wants wrestling to be made national sport of India

Bajrang clinched a bronze medal in just-concluded World Championships in Nur-Sultan.

24 Sep 2019 6:48 PM

Bajrang Punia: 'Not even an Olympic medal will heal World C'ship semifinal loss'

The two were tied 9-9 after the bout but the Kazakh was declared winners by points, robbing Bajrang a chance to fight for the gold medal.

24 Sep 2019 5:44 PM

Bajrang Punia bags bronze medal in World Wrestling Championships

Punia defeated Mongolia's Tulga Tumur Ochir 8-7 to clinch the medal in the 65 kg weight category.

20 Sep 2019 8:49 PM

Bajrang Punia controversially loses WWC semi-finals after securing Olympic berth

In the controversial bout, the referee gave ample time to tiring Niyazbekov to catch his breath and he was not warned at least thrice.

19 Sep 2019 8:00 PM


Deepa Malik gets Khel Ratna award as Bajrang Punia misses ceremony

Training commitments kept co-awardee Bajrang Punia away from the ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

29 Aug 2019 7:39 PM

Never disrespected any athlete, says Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij

The minister's reaction came after wrestler Bajrang Punia, who hails from Haryana, tweeted against the sports policy of the state govt.

26 Jun 2019 3:31 PM

Asian Wrestling Championships: Bajrang Punia bags gold

This is Bajrang’s fifth medal from the Asian Championships after gold in 2017, silver in 2014 and a couple of bronze in 2013 and 2018.

24 Apr 2019 11:04 AM

Wrestling worlds: Bajrang falls in final, bags silver

The Japanese got more points with a step out and led 7-6 at the break.

24 Oct 2018 1:24 AM

Bajrang Punia becomes first Indian to get World Championship seeding

Bajrang, is seeded third in his weight category of 65kg class of the Freestyle event.

12 Oct 2018 10:00 AM


Wrestling Worlds: Sakshi, Bajrang to lead Indian challenge

The Wrestling Federation of India has selected 10 members each in free-style, greco-roman and women’s wrestling categories.

09 Oct 2018 6:34 AM

Poor Khel Ratna choice

Beyond the metrics of comparing performances across disciplines, what hurts the athletic world is the national fixation with cricket.

23 Sep 2018 2:29 AM

Asian Games 2018: Wrestler Bajrang Punia opens India's gold account

I dedicate this gold medal to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away recently: Bajrang

20 Aug 2018 12:22 AM

CWG 2018: Bajrang Punia bags gold in wrestling, Pooja Dhanda settles for silver

The 24-year-old showcased a superlative performance to clinch India's 17th gold medal at the Games in style.

13 Apr 2018 4:16 PM

Wrestling worlds: Sakshi, Bajrang eye medals

Vinesh Phogat, another silver medallist at the Asian Championship, will also fancy her chances in women’s 48kg.

21 Aug 2017 12:59 AM