12 Facts About Bajrang Punia


Bajrang Punia was born on 26 February 1994 and is an Indian freestyle wrestler, who competes in the 65-kg weight category.


Bajrang Punia is the only Indian wrestler to win 4 medals at the World Wrestling Championships.


Bajrang Punia began wrestling at the age of seven and was encouraged to pursue the sport by his father.


Bajrang Punia's family did not have money for traditional sports.


Bajrang Punia's father was a wrestler as well and at a young age, his family enrolled him in a local mud wrestling school.


Bajrang Punia started to skip school to go to wrestling practice.


Bajrang Punia went to Chattarsal Stadium in 2008 where he was trained by Ramphal Mann.


Bajrang Punia was the second acquisition of the JSW owned Bangalore franchise in the auction conducted in New Delhi.


Bajrang Punia overcame Kane Charig of Wales by Technical Superiority to clinch the gold.


Bajrang Punia clinched a silver medal at the 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships after losing to Takuto Otoguro in the final.


Bajrang Punia clinched the gold medal with a dominating win over Canada's Lachlan McNeil in the 65kg final bout at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.


Bajrang Punia has called on farmers and the public to show their support at Jantar Mantar, and has been protesting against the Wrestling Federation of India Chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.