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Kejriwal meets Bajrang Punia, lauds him for bringing Olympic glory

Punia, who was accompanied by his coach Satpal Singh, said, “It was great to meet CM Arvind Kejriwal. The chief minister asked about my training and discussed my future plans.”
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal felicitates Tokyo Olympics Bronze medalist wrestler Bajrang Punia on Tuesday. (ANI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal felicitates Tokyo Olympics Bronze medalist wrestler Bajrang Punia on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2021 03:06 AM IST
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Bajrang may seek re-trials close to Worlds, carried two injuries into Olympics

Bajrang returned with a bronze medal from Tokyo Olympics after going all out in the third-fourth place play-off against Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov, taking the mat for that bout without taping his knee.
Bajrang Punia may seek re-trials close to World Championship, reveals he carried two injuries into Tokyo Olympics(REUTERS)
Bajrang Punia may seek re-trials close to World Championship, reveals he carried two injuries into Tokyo Olympics(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 30, 2021 09:00 PM IST
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Sushil Kumar still the best wrestler in India: Bajrang Punia

"I do not consider anyone a better wrestler than Sushil Kumar in India...he enlivened wrestling after winning an Olympic medal in 2008 and that came after 56 years," Punia said.
Wrestler Bajrang Punia(HT_PRINT)
Wrestler Bajrang Punia(HT_PRINT)
Published on Aug 27, 2021 06:52 PM IST
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Ligament tear rules Bajrang out of worlds, brings early end to his 2021 season

Bajrang recently underwent an MRI scan to know the extent of the injury he suffered in Russia in June before the Olympics and consulted Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, who heads the Centre for Sports Medicine at Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.
Ligament tear rules Bajrang out of worlds, brings early end to his 2021 season(PTI)
Ligament tear rules Bajrang out of worlds, brings early end to his 2021 season(PTI)
Published on Aug 23, 2021 07:37 PM IST
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Bajrang Punia bemoans knee injury after Tokyo bronze

  • Bajrang Punia was injured in June during a tournament in Russia in the build-up to the Olympics and he was a touch tentative, until he discarded the knee protection coming into the playoff.
Bajrang Punia won India's second medal in wrestling at the Tokyo Games. (Getty Images)
Bajrang Punia won India's second medal in wrestling at the Tokyo Games. (Getty Images)
Published on Aug 08, 2021 11:37 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, Tokyo

Byju's announces 2 cr for Neeraj Chopra, 1 cr each for other medal winners

The company, which is backed by marquee investors like Tiger Global and General Atlantic, will also offer 1 crore each to Mirabai Chanu, Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Lovlina Borgohain, P V Sindhu and Bajrang Punia.
Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra of India stands on the podium during the medal ceremony.(Getty Images)
Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra of India stands on the podium during the medal ceremony.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 01:35 PM IST
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Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Punia controls hurt pride, seals bronze

  • Bajrang Punia showed his class and stamped his authority, beating Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan 8-0 to win the 65kg freestyle bronze medal bout.
Bajrang Punia reacts after his win over Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov. (Getty Images)
Bajrang Punia reacts after his win over Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov. (Getty Images)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 10:48 PM IST
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ByRutvick Mehta, New Delhi

Neeraj Chopra's historic gold makes Tokyo 2020 India's best ever Olympics

  • Neeraj Chopra won a historic gold medal in men's javelin throw to make the Tokyo 2020 Games India's best ever Olympics campaign. Chopra scripted history on Saturday by becoming independent India's first athlete to win a medal in a track and field event.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Men's Javelin Throw - Final - Neeraj Chopra of India in action at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan(REUTERS)
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Men's Javelin Throw - Final - Neeraj Chopra of India in action at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 07, 2021 05:51 PM IST
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PM Modi, President Kovind congratulate Bajrang Punia for clinching bronze medal

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and extended his best wishes to Bajrang Punia, adding that the wrestler from Haryana has made the country proud.
Wrestler Bajrang Punia(HT_PRINT)
Wrestler Bajrang Punia(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Aug 07, 2021 05:19 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

News updates from HT: Fatigue one of common post-Covid issues, says AIIMS Patna

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Updated on Aug 07, 2021 05:00 PM IST
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Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Punia wins bronze medal in men's 65kg wrestling

  • Bajrang Punia redeemed his campaign as he earned India's sixth medal of Tokyo 2020 with a clear 8-0 victory in the bronze medal bout.
Bajrang Punia wins bronze in men's 65kg wrestling
Bajrang Punia wins bronze in men's 65kg wrestling
Published on Aug 07, 2021 04:27 PM IST
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Tokyo Olympics Day 15 India Full Schedule: What is India's schedule today

  • Tokyo Olympics Day 15 Full Schedule: Here is a look at the sequence of all the events of India at the Olympics in Tokyo on Day 15.
Tokyo Olympics Day 15 India Full Schedule (Getty Images)
Tokyo Olympics Day 15 India Full Schedule (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 07, 2021 12:40 AM IST
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Tokyo 2020: Bajrang Punia to fight for bronze after losing to Haji Aliyev

  • Just like some of India's other big medal hopefuls, Bajrang simply could not bring his best to the Olympic stage.
Morteza Ghiasi Cheka of Iran competes against Bajrang Punia of India. (Getty Images)
Morteza Ghiasi Cheka of Iran competes against Bajrang Punia of India. (Getty Images)
Published on Aug 06, 2021 10:53 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, Tokyo

Olympics: Bajrang moves to quarterfinal, Seema Bisla loses 50kg opener to Hamdi

The 27-year-old could not make her moves as Hamdi applied the body lock to great effect, never allowing Seema to initiate a strong attack.
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 06, 2021 09:35 AM IST
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: B Punia form guide - Strength, weaknesses, recent results

  • India's ace wrestler Bajrang Punia not only enters the Tokyo Olympics as world number 2 but also as one of the strongest medal contenders.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia form guide - Strength, weaknesses, recent results.(PTI)
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia form guide - Strength, weaknesses, recent results.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 19, 2021 02:28 PM IST
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Tokyo Olympics: India's Punia wants no drama in early rounds

India's Bajrang Punia is determined to avoid come-from-behind wins in his early bouts which could leave him exhausted even before reaching the medal rounds at the Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics: India's Punia wants no drama in early rounds.(FILE)
Tokyo Olympics: India's Punia wants no drama in early rounds.(FILE)
Published on Jul 18, 2021 12:24 PM IST
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India's Olympic medal hope Bajrang Punia gives an update on his injured knee

Bajrang injured his knee during a match against Abulmazhid Kudiev in a tournament in Russia ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 26, 2021 05:59 PM IST
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Bajrang Punia headed to Russia for training ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Punia also explored the possibility of getting training partners abroad but that did not happen. He trained with his coach Emzarios Bentinidis at JSW’s Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS) in Ballari, Karnataka.
Bajrang Punia(Getty Images)
Bajrang Punia(Getty Images)
Published on May 29, 2021 10:26 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Bajrang to miss ranking tournament in Poland, opts for training in Russia

A weak leg defence and conceding early points has been a bane for him but Bajrang said he has worked hard to improve on both counts.
A file photo of Bajrang Punia.(AP)
A file photo of Bajrang Punia.(AP)
Published on May 29, 2021 06:27 PM IST
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For Bajrang Punia, it’s never over till it’s over

  • World No 1 wrestler in 65kg, Bajrang Punia’s frenetic explosion of action on the mat will be crucial in his bid to win a medal in Tokyo.
A file photo of Bajrang Punia.(AP)
A file photo of Bajrang Punia.(AP)
Updated on May 26, 2021 10:32 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Wrestlers allowed personal coaches, sparring partners for Europe trip

The wrestlers had “refused” to undergo a 14-day quarantine as per the Sports Authority of India's SOP for the national camp in Sonepat which was due to begin last Tuesday. The WFI subsequently cancelled the camp.
India's Tokyo-bound wrestler Bajrang Punia(AP)
India's Tokyo-bound wrestler Bajrang Punia(AP)
Published on May 20, 2021 09:37 PM IST
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BySharad Deep, Lucknow

Bajrang sets up Asian final against nemesis Otogur, Ravi too advances

Also reaching the medal rounds were Narsingh Pancham Yadav (74kg) and Satywart Kadiyan (97kg), who will fight for bronze after losing their respective semifinals.
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 17, 2021 02:59 PM IST
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Punia awaits Otoguro test at this week’s Asian

  • Having lost two finals to the 22-year-old Japanese, the Indian would like pull one back ahead of the Olympics.
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 14, 2021 07:15 AM IST
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Wrestler Bajrang Punia leaves social media, to focus on Tokyo Olympics

Punia said he will return to social media after the conclusion of the quadrennial event. He asked his followers to keep showering their love to him.
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 01, 2021 01:29 PM IST
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Bajrang, Vinesh eye good outing on return to action in Matteo Pellicone

The two Olympic-bound wrestlers, who had skipped the World Cup in Belgrade, Serbia in December last year, will look for a good outing at the international ranking series tournament.
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 24, 2021 04:40 PM IST
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TOPS sanctions extension of Bajrang Punia’s US camp by one month

Punia, who qualified for the Tokyo Games in the men’s freestyle 65kg category, has been training at Cliff Kean Wrestling Club in Michigan since December 4.
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 03:02 PM IST
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Bajrang Punia makes a winning return

In the eight-man challenge, Punia first got the better of Pat Lugo 6-1 before thrashing Anthony Ashnault 9-0 in the semi-final.
Bajrang Punia(Getty Images)
Bajrang Punia(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 11:11 PM IST
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Ritu Phogat extends MMA winning run, eyes grand prix

That challenge didn’t matter to the youngest daughter of the Phogat household, famous for giving India top wrestlers including Gita, Babita and Vinesh. The contest had to be stopped by the referee three minutes, 55 seconds into the first round.
Ritu Phogat.(ONE)
Ritu Phogat.(ONE)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 08:22 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAbhishek Paul

Mission Olympic Cell approves Bajrang’s one-month training camp in USA

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Mission Olympic Cell held on Thursday, a press release stated.Mission Olympic Cell is a body set up by the Sports Authority of India to select athletes who are to get assistance under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia (in blue) during a bout with Dzhamshed Sharifov of Tajikistan during Senior Asian Wrestling Championship, at IGI Stadium, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia (in blue) during a bout with Dzhamshed Sharifov of Tajikistan during Senior Asian Wrestling Championship, at IGI Stadium, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 04:04 PM IST
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Wrestlers Sangeeta Phogat and Bajrang Punia are planning winter wedding

Sangeeta shares that she’s set to tie the knot with beau Bajrang, and is busy discussing her wedding trousseau with elder sister Geeta Phogat.
Wrestlers Sangeeta Phogat and Bajrang Punia, who got engaged in a ceremony last November, are waiting for their D-day dates to be fixed.(PHOTO: Twitter)
Wrestlers Sangeeta Phogat and Bajrang Punia, who got engaged in a ceremony last November, are waiting for their D-day dates to be fixed.(PHOTO: Twitter)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 12:14 PM IST
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