Bajrang Punia

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Bajrang Punia

Born: 26 February 1994

  • He is a freestyle wrestler from India.
  • He competes in the 65 kg weight category.
  • He has won three medals at the World Wrestling Championships.
  • Currently, he works in Indian Railways on the post of Gazetted officer OSD Sports .
  • In New Delhi, India, in the semi-final bout, he 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 Iran whom he beat 3-1 to qualify for the semi-finals.
  • He won Silver at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships.
  • After that Silver Medal, he claimed World No. 1 in 65 kg category.
  • He won Bronze for the second time at a World Championship, thereby qualifying India for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the 65 kg freestyle wrestling event.
  • On 18 January, he defeated Jordan Oliver 4-3 in the final in the 65kg freestyle category at the Ranking Series.

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