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File image of Bajrang Punia.(AP)

Asian Wrestling C’ships: 4 Indians including Bajrang, Ravi through to final

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 04:14 PM IST
Bajrang was dominant in the 65kg category, beating the three opponents he faced by technical superiority. The Asian Games gold medallist started the day with a 11-0 win over Tajikstan’s Dzamshed Sharifov.
File image of Bajrang Punia.(AP)
File image of Bajrang Punia.(AP)

Bajrang enters final; Jitender, Deepak crash out of Rome wrestling

Rome | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 06:41 PM IST
Bajrang had to sweat it out in the first round against Zain Allen Retherford of USA before prevailing 5-4. In the quarterfinal, the Indian sailed past another American Joseph Christopher Mc Kenna 4-2, before getting the better of Vasyl Shuptar of Ukraine 6-4 in the semi-finals.
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia(AP)
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia(AP)

Bajrang Punia dismisses report of sacking personal coach

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 04:17 PM IST
It has been reported that Bajrang, the only Indian to win three World Championship medals, has parted ways with Bentinidis but the Indian wrestler denied it.
Bajrang Punia in action against Slovenia's David Habat during the World Wrestling Championships.(PTI)
Bajrang Punia in action against Slovenia's David Habat during the World Wrestling Championships.(PTI)

‘Whole world saw what they did,’ Bajrang Punia on his controversial semi-final loss at World Wrestling Championships

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 08:26 PM IST
Bajrang was already India’s only multiple medallist at the Worlds and he consolidated his record with his 8-7 win over Ochir.
Indian freestyle wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Indian freestyle wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Yogeshwar slams umpiring post Bajrang’s controversial loss

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 11:03 AM IST
“Anyone who saw the semi-final bout between Bajrang and Niyazbekov can clearly distinguish between right and wrong,” said Yogeshwar Dutt
India's Bajrang Punia in action against Slovenia's David Habat.(PTI)
India's Bajrang Punia in action against Slovenia's David Habat.(PTI)

Gold still a step too far for Bajrang Punia

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 11:35 PM IST
Bajrang Punia lost his semifinal bout against home wrestler Daulet Niyazbekov under controversial circumstances after sealing his Tokyo Olympics quota.
File image of Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(PTI)
File image of Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(PTI)

Bajrang Punia wins gold at Tbilisi Grand Prix, Vinesh Phogat in final at Medved

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 08:40 PM IST
It is fourth gold of the season for the Asian Games champion Bajrang after standing atop the podium at Dan Kolov, Asian Championship and Ali Aliev tournament.
Jakarta: India's Bajrang Punia gestures after winning in the Finals of men's freestyle wrestling (65kg) against Japan's Daichi Takatani at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta on Sunday, August 19, 2018.(PTI)
Jakarta: India's Bajrang Punia gestures after winning in the Finals of men's freestyle wrestling (65kg) against Japan's Daichi Takatani at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta on Sunday, August 19, 2018.(PTI)

Easy day for Bajrang, Ravi Dahiya excels in Worlds trials

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2019 01:40 PM IST
Bajrang Punia needed less than four minutes to book a berth in India’s World Championship squad while Ravi Kumar Dahiya earned his chance by winning the most competitive category during the trials.
File photo of Vinesh Phogat after winning gold at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.(PTI)
File photo of Vinesh Phogat after winning gold at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.(PTI)

No exemption for Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia from World Championship trials: WFI

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 06:49 PM IST
The Wrestling Federation of India will conduct the men’s trails on July 25 in Sonepat while the women will compete on July 26 in Lucknow.
Jakarta: India's Bajrang Punia gestures after winning in the Finals of men's freestyle wrestling (65kg) against Japan's Daichi Takatani at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta on Sunday, August 19, 2018. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan) (PTI8_19_2018_000214B)(PTI)
Jakarta: India's Bajrang Punia gestures after winning in the Finals of men's freestyle wrestling (65kg) against Japan's Daichi Takatani at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta on Sunday, August 19, 2018. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan) (PTI8_19_2018_000214B)(PTI)

Bajrang Punia bags gold at Ali Aliev wrestling tournament

Kapiisk, Russia | By ANI
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 04:54 PM IST
Bajrang, who won the Asian Championships in China last week, came through stiff resistance from a host of local favourites over two days to prove his credentials as the world’s best wrestler in his category.
India’s Bajrang Punia won gold in the Asian Wrestling Championships today.
India’s Bajrang Punia won gold in the Asian Wrestling Championships today.

Asian Championships: Bajrang reclaims gold at Wrestling with tough win in final

Xi’an (China) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 06:45 PM IST
It is Bajrang Punuia’s second gold at this championship, having won one in 2017. Overall, it was the fifth medal for the Indian in this tournament.
File image of Bajrang Punia(PTI)
File image of Bajrang Punia(PTI)

Bajrang Punia, Praveen Rana enter final in Asian Wrestling C’ship

Xi'an (China), | By PTI
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 03:54 PM IST
World No.1 Bajrang comfortably defeated Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov 12-1 in the semifinals to make it to the gold medal bout of 65kg.
File image of Bajrang Punia(PTI)
File image of Bajrang Punia(PTI)

Bajrang Punia - Looking ahead with new technique, new resolve

Hindustan Times, Sonepat | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 10:10 AM IST
Bajrang believes he is ready with a plan to make that happen; the Asian Championship will be a testing ground for the new moves he has picked up, and the weaknesses he has tried to iron out since his breakthrough run last year.
Sakshi, the bronze winner at the Rio Olympics, also settled for a silver, in women’s 65kg, while Pooja Dhanda won the yellow metal in women’s 59kg category. At the Asian Championships, Sakshi will go back to her 62kg category(File Photo)
Sakshi, the bronze winner at the Rio Olympics, also settled for a silver, in women’s 65kg, while Pooja Dhanda won the yellow metal in women’s 59kg category. At the Asian Championships, Sakshi will go back to her 62kg category(File Photo)

Asian Championships: Bajrang, Sakshi to lead India’s challenge in wrestling

Xi’an (China) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 04:31 PM IST
At the Asian Championships, Sakshi will go back to her 62kg category. Besides Sakshi and Bajrang, Vinesh Phogat is another big names who would be vying for top honours during the mega-event.
File image of Bajrang Punia.(PTI)
File image of Bajrang Punia.(PTI)

Pro Wrestling League players draft: Punjab picks Bajrang, Mumbai takes Vinesh

Gurugram | By PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 10:50 PM IST
Bajrang, who will take part in the 65kg category, and Vinesh, who will wrestle in the 53kg category, featured for UP Dangal in the last edition.
Bajrang Punia reacts after winning the World Championship 2018 semifinal match in Budapest.(PTI)
Bajrang Punia reacts after winning the World Championship 2018 semifinal match in Budapest.(PTI)

Bajrang, Vinesh, Pooja get Grade A contracts; Sushil, Sakshi in Grade B

Gonda (UP) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 03:08 PM IST
It was expected that Bajrang and Vinesh, who won the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games gold medals this year, will be kept in the top grade.
File picture of Yogeshwar Dutt(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
File picture of Yogeshwar Dutt(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

I quit so that I can focus on preparing Bajrang for Olympic gold: Yogeshwar Dutt

Sonepat | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2018 04:27 PM IST
Yogeshwar said since both he and Bajrang compete in 65kg, there was a possibility of him moving up the weight category.
Bajrang Punia is only Indian to be seeded at the World Wrestling Championship.(PTI)
Bajrang Punia is only Indian to be seeded at the World Wrestling Championship.(PTI)

Bajrang Punia to spearhead India’s challenge at World Wrestling Championship

Budapest | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 07:10 PM IST
Already a bronze winner at the 2013 World Championship, Bajrang Punia has come a long way in last the five years, establishing himself as a force to reckon with in the 65kg category.
File picture of Bajrang Punia(PTI)
File picture of Bajrang Punia(PTI)

Bajrang Punia becomes first Indian to get World Championship seeding

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By ANI
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 09:00 AM IST
One of India’s most consistent performers in the recent times, Bajrang, is seeded third in his weight category of 65kg class of the Freestyle event.
**FILE** New Delhi: File photo of wrestler Bajrang Punia. (PTI Photo) (Pls correlate with PTI story SPD 6) (PTI8_7_2018_000229B)(PTI)
**FILE** New Delhi: File photo of wrestler Bajrang Punia. (PTI Photo) (Pls correlate with PTI story SPD 6) (PTI8_7_2018_000229B)(PTI)

Bajrang Punia seeded third at World Championship

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 11:13 PM IST
Going by his form, Bajrang will be a strong medal contender at the World Wrestling Championships, scheduled to held in Budapest, Hungary, from October 20 to 28.
File picture of Bajrang Punia(PTI)
File picture of Bajrang Punia(PTI)

Awards and controversies: A ‘pointless’ exercise

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 08:57 AM IST
The points system lists Olympics/Paralympics, World Championships/World Cup, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. What about tournaments that happen round the year?
The burglars wanted to commit theft at other shops too, but a man residing in the building opposite the bakery raised an alarm.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The burglars wanted to commit theft at other shops too, but a man residing in the building opposite the bakery raised an alarm.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Camera catches four burglers steal Rs 11,000 from Gurudwara colony shops

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 04:07 PM IST
As per the FIR registered with Vimantal police station, Rs 7,000 was stolen from Bajrang sweet shop and Rs 4,000 was stolen from Noori bakery.
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