Articles about Bajrang Punia

Freestyle Wrestler from India

Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Punia clinches bronze medal in wrestling

07 Aug 2021

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Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Punia clinches bronze medal in wrestling

India have secured their sixth medal in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

2020 Tokyo Olympics, Day 14: Complete report

06 Aug 2021

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2020 Tokyo Olympics, Day 14: Complete report

India had a disappointing Day 14 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Punia loses semi-final bout in 65kg category

06 Aug 2021

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Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Punia loses semi-final bout in 65kg category

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has lost the men's freestyle 65kg category at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after being beaten by Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan in the semis.

Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Bajrang Punia moves to semifinal

06 Aug 2021

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Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Bajrang Punia moves to semifinal

Bajrang Punia put his tactical acumen and strength to good use in the second period to pin Iran's Morteza Cheka Ghiasi for a semifinal berth in men's free-style 65kg event which took him closer to an Olympic medal on debut, in Tokyo on Friday.

Medal hopes high as Indian wrestlers begin campaign on Tuesday

02 Aug 2021

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Medal hopes high as Indian wrestlers begin campaign on Tuesday

Their remarkable performances in the build-up to the Tokyo Games creating high hopes of multiple medals at the Olympics, Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat will have the spotlight on them when India's seven wrestlers, beginning with Sonam Malik, open their campaigns in Tokyo from Tuesday.

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Sachin Tendulkar, others come forward to donate money

27 Mar 2020

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#CoronavirusOutbreak: Sachin Tendulkar, others come forward to donate money

Cricket great Sachin Tendulkar joined the list of Indian athletes to come forward and donate money in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Wrestler Deepak Punia fourth Indian to seal Tokyo Olympics berth

21 Sep 2019

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Wrestler Deepak Punia fourth Indian to seal Tokyo Olympics berth

India are aiming to end the ongoing World Wrestling Championships on a high after Deepak Punia secured an Olympics quota for the 2020 Tokyo event.

World Wrestling Championships: Sushil Kumar loses opening round bout

20 Sep 2019

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World Wrestling Championships: Sushil Kumar loses opening round bout

Veteran wrestler Sushil Kumar lost in the opening round of the ongoing World Wrestling Championships on Friday.

Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar Dahiya seal Tokyo Olympic berths

19 Sep 2019

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Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar Dahiya seal Tokyo Olympic berths

India had another strong day at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships.

Bajrang Punia nominated for India's highest sporting honor

16 Aug 2019

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Bajrang Punia nominated for India's highest sporting honor

Famed Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has been nominated for India's highest sporting honor - the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award on Friday.

Tbilisi Grand Prix: Wrestler Bajrang Punia claims gold medal

11 Aug 2019

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Tbilisi Grand Prix: Wrestler Bajrang Punia claims gold medal

Indian star wrestler Bajrang Punia's superb form has continued.

UWW ranking series: Pooja wins gold, Sakshi gets silver

02 Mar 2019

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UWW ranking series: Pooja wins gold, Sakshi gets silver

Indian wrestlers put in a commendable shift as they won four medals at the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Wrestler Bajrang Punia on Padma Shri, success, and more!

10 Feb 2019

India
#NewsBytesExclusive: Wrestler Bajrang Punia on Padma Shri, success, and more!

Bajrang Punia, one of the country's finest freestyle wrestlers, has won many medals in international events, including Commonwealth and Asian Games golds and a World Championship silver among others.

Wrestlers Bajrang, Vinesh and Pooja awarded Grade A contracts

30 Nov 2018

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Wrestlers Bajrang, Vinesh and Pooja awarded Grade A contracts

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has rolled out a grade-based contract system for wrestlers.

Kohli with 'zero' points gets Khel Ratna, but Punia rejected

21 Sep 2018

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Kohli with 'zero' points gets Khel Ratna, but Punia rejected

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna by the Sports Ministry.

Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat in contention for Khel Ratna award

29 Aug 2018

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Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat in contention for Khel Ratna award

Asian Games 2018 gold medalists Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat are in the race for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

Vinesh Phogat becomes first Indian woman-wrestler to win Asiad gold

20 Aug 2018

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Vinesh Phogat becomes first Indian woman-wrestler to win Asiad gold

Vinesh Phogat today created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games, brushing aside her rivals with remarkable ease in the 50kg category in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Asian Games: Ace wrestler Sushil Kumar suffers a shocking exit

19 Aug 2018

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Asian Games: Ace wrestler Sushil Kumar suffers a shocking exit

India's two-time Olympics medalist, Sushil Kumar, suffered a shocking first round defeat at the Asian Games 2018, being held in Indonesia.

Sakshi Malik opens up about her below-par performance in CWG

09 Aug 2018

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Sakshi Malik opens up about her below-par performance in CWG

Under the scanner for her below-par performance in the run-up to the Asian Games, Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik is feeling the heat but insists that athletes never stop aiming for medals.

Wrestler Sushil Kumar scripts an unimpressive tale

05 Jul 2018

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Wrestler Sushil Kumar scripts an unimpressive tale

One doesn't even see wrestler Sushil Kumar settling for silver medal but this time around, he was knocked out of the first bout itself.

Commonwealth Games: Railway athletes win 10 out of 26 golds

15 Apr 2018

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Commonwealth Games: Railway athletes win 10 out of 26 golds

Indian Railways today said that it was a matter of pride that 40% of the gold medals for India, 10 out of 26, in the recently concluded Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, were won by Railway athletes.

CWG-2018: Wrestlers Vinesh, Sumit claim gold; Sakshi bags bronze

14 Apr 2018

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CWG-2018: Wrestlers Vinesh, Sumit claim gold; Sakshi bags bronze

There was no stopping the gold rush in wrestling as two more were added to the tally by Vinesh Phogat (50kg) and Sumit (125kg) at the Commonwealth Games today.

21st CWG: Wrestlers seal four medals as Bajrang bags gold

13 Apr 2018

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21st CWG: Wrestlers seal four medals as Bajrang bags gold

India's Bajrang Punia bagged the top prize in men's freestyle 65kg event to give the nation its 17th gold medal at the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games.

India dominate Commonwealth Wrestling Championships

17 Dec 2017

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India dominate Commonwealth Wrestling Championships

Indian contingent, at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Johannesburg, is making the country proud yet again.

Cheer for India, it's a sports-packed August!

03 Aug 2017

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Cheer for India, it's a sports-packed August!

August is going to be an engaging month for Indian sports fans with lots of events around the corner.