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Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Wrestler Bajrang Punia leaves social media, to focus on Tokyo Olympics

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 01:29 PM IST
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)

Bajrang, Vinesh eye good outing on return to action in Matteo Pellicone

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 04:40 PM IST
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)

TOPS sanctions extension of Bajrang Punia’s US camp by one month

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:02 PM IST
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.
Bajrang Punia(Getty Images)
Bajrang Punia(Getty Images)

Bajrang Punia makes a winning return

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 11:11 PM IST
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.
Ritu Phogat.(ONE)
Ritu Phogat.(ONE)

Ritu Phogat extends MMA winning run, eyes grand prix

New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 08:22 AM IST
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.
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)

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

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 04:04 PM IST
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.
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)

Wrestlers Sangeeta Phogat and Bajrang Punia are planning winter wedding

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 12:14 PM IST
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.
The clip shows a kid rolling up his pants and preparing to do some exercise.(Twitter@BajrangPunia)
The clip shows a kid rolling up his pants and preparing to do some exercise.(Twitter@BajrangPunia)

Wrestler Bajrang Punia shares clip of kid warming up. ‘Chhota champion’ say netizens

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2020 03:58 PM IST
The kid starts with the routine while people in the background cheer him on.
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia during a training session ahead of the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia.(PTI)
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia during a training session ahead of the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia.(PTI)

Bajrang Punia ramping at training with coach Bentinidis back by his side

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 11:09 AM IST
India’s top wrestling medal hope at next year’s Tokyo Olympics says his training has been boosted with his Georgian coach back from home.
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia (in blue) during a bout with Dzhamshed Sharifov of Tajikistan during Senior Asian Wrestling Championship, at IGI Stadium.(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.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Hoping to play few events before Olympics: Punia

New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 11:46 PM IST
During the lockdown at his flat in Sonepat, Punia was training with Asian Championships silver medallist (74kg) Jitender Kumar. He arranged a mat and some gym equipment too.
From L to R 0 Deepika Kumari, Parupalli Kashyap, Vijender Singh and Bajrang Punia.(Getty Images)
From L to R 0 Deepika Kumari, Parupalli Kashyap, Vijender Singh and Bajrang Punia.(Getty Images)

Tread with caution, can’t risk safety: Indian athletes potentially resuming competitions

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 04:29 PM IST
India’s sportspersons are pleading for warning as dialogue rages on whether or not competitions can resume by August.
File image of Neeraj Chopra.(REUTERS)
File image of Neeraj Chopra.(REUTERS)

AFI confirms Khel Ratna recommendation for Neeraj Chopra; 4 athletes nominated for Arjuna

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Asian Games gold medallists Arpinder Singh (triple jump) and Manjit Singh (800m) and reigning Asian champion middle distance runner P U Chitra were recommended for the Arjuna Award, besides Dutee.
Mary Kom, Sachin Tendulkar and Vijender Singh.(PTI/Reuters/Getty)
Mary Kom, Sachin Tendulkar and Vijender Singh.(PTI/Reuters/Getty)

‘India is an unpredictable country,’ Top Indian stars foresee new normal once pandemic mayhem ends

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 03:12 PM IST
India’s biggest sportspersons -- current and former -- gazed into the crystal ball and predicted the future of sports once the action resumes.
MS Dhoni with wife Sakshi Dhoni.(Instagram/Sakshi Dhoni)
MS Dhoni with wife Sakshi Dhoni.(Instagram/Sakshi Dhoni)

‘Shame on you’ - Sakshi Dhoni hits out at false news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 06:31 PM IST
While she did not specify the exact piece of misinformation she was referring to, but Dhoni has been at the receiving end of some trolling about a reported donation of rupees one lakh.
Bajrang Punia of India(AP)
Bajrang Punia of India(AP)

Working on ‘shortcomings’, says ace wrestler Bajrang Punia

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 05:47 PM IST
“I will play two to three tournaments to prepare for the Olympics. I am working on both attack and defence. Olympics- 2020 is our focus, so I am working on all the areas,” Bajrang Punia told reporters.
Ravi Kumar Dahiya (in blue) from India carries the tricolour after winning his bout against Tajikistan’s Vohidov Hikmatullo(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Ravi Kumar Dahiya (in blue) from India carries the tricolour after winning his bout against Tajikistan’s Vohidov Hikmatullo(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Asian Wrestling Championships: Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins gold, Bajrang Punia loses in final

New Delhi | By Avishek Roy and Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 10:52 PM IST
Ravi outclassed Tajik grappler Vohidov Hikmatullo 10-0 to win India’s only Gold medal in the 57Kg freestyle category.
File image of Bajrang Punia.(AP)
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.
Bajrang Punia reacts after winning the World Championship 2018 semifinal match.(PTI)
Bajrang Punia reacts after winning the World Championship 2018 semifinal match.(PTI)

Looking to solve Japanese puzzles

New Delhi | By Avishek Roy & Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 10:59 PM IST
India’s Bajrang and Vinesh will be up against top Japanese contenders Otoguro and Mukaida in Asian Wrestling Championships
Bajrang Punia(Twitter)
Bajrang Punia(Twitter)

Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar claim gold medals in Rome Ranking Series

Rome | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 11:37 AM IST
The 25-year-old Bajrang staged a remarkable comeback to secure a 4-3 win against USA’s Jordan Michael Oliver in the summit showdown of the 65kg freestyle category.
File photo of Bajrang Punia.(PTI)
File photo of Bajrang Punia.(PTI)

Tokyo-bound Bajrang Punia asked to put control over attack

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 09:43 AM IST
The Wrestling Federation of India posed some tough questions to his coach Shako Bentinidis and brought him directly under its contract to monitor Punia’s preparations better.
Bajrang Punia of India.(AP)
Bajrang Punia of India.(AP)

‘The world will see a new Bajrang Punia in Olympics’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 09:13 PM IST
“My coach says I should be able to surprise my opponents when I compete again. Obviously, I can’t reveal what I am doing but you will see a new Bajrang on the mat when I will compete during the Olympics,” said Bajrang.
Ravinder lost the final bout 3-5 to Ulukbek Zholdoshbekov of Kyrgyzstan in 61kg freestyle(HT Photo)
Ravinder lost the final bout 3-5 to Ulukbek Zholdoshbekov of Kyrgyzstan in 61kg freestyle(HT Photo)

Stout heart makes up for dodgy knee as Ravinder bags silver

Hindustsan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 08:43 AM IST
Despite the loss, it was a creditable performance from Ravinder, who had won gold at the South Asian Games in 2016 and also a bronze at the Cadet Asian Championships in 2014.
Shako Bentinidis (R) with Bajrang Punia.(Twitter)
Shako Bentinidis (R) with Bajrang Punia.(Twitter)

Shako Bentinidis to continue as Bajrang Punia’s coach until 2020 Olympics

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 08:24 PM IST
Shako Bentinidis’ status as Bajrang Punia’s coach seemed to be on shaky grounds after the Wrestling World Championships that was held in Nur-Sultan in September.
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.
A file photo of Bajrang Punia.(AP)
A file photo of Bajrang Punia.(AP)

WFI seeks new coach for Bajrang Punia months before Tokyo Olympics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 11:26 PM IST
A Russian and a Cuban coach are in the pipeline to train India’s top Olympic contender. Currently, Punia is training with Cuban coach Wilfredo Garcia Quintana at the national camp in Sonepat on a trial basis.
File image of Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Wrestling TV)
File image of Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Wrestling TV)

World Wrestling Championships: India’s best-ever medal haul coincides with record viewership

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 11:10 PM IST
Bajrang Punia secured his third medal at the prestigious event, Vinesh Phogat added another feather to her illustrious resume by winning her maiden medal.
Bajrang Punia of India reacts as he won the bronze medal.(AP)
Bajrang Punia of India reacts as he won the bronze medal.(AP)

Not even an Olympic medal will heal World C’ship semifinal loss: Bajrang Punia

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 07:18 PM IST
The 25-year-old from Haryana, who had claimed bronze and silver in the last two editions, lost to local favourite Daulet Niyazbekov in the 65 kg semifinal following some debatable decisions by the judges in Kazakhstan.
Boxers Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik pose with their silver and bronze medals that they won at the recent World Boxing Championships(PTI)
Boxers Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik pose with their silver and bronze medals that they won at the recent World Boxing Championships(PTI)

Kiren Rijiju rewards wrestlers for their performance in World Wrestling Championships

New Delhi | By ANI
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2019 02:17 PM IST
In the World Wrestling Championships, Vinesh Phogat, Ravi Kumar, Bajrang Punia and Rahul Aware ended up as bronze medallists.
Rahul Aware at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.(PTI)
Rahul Aware at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.(PTI)

Rahul Aware takes bronze as India enjoy best ever show at World Championships

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 06:18 PM IST
India’s previous best show was in 2013, when the country had three in their kitty courtesy Amir Dahiya (silver), Bajrang Punia (bronze) and Sandeep Tulsi Yadav (bronze in Greco-Roman)
File image of Deepak Punia.(PTI)
File image of Deepak Punia.(PTI)

Deepak Punia pulls out of World Wrestling Championships final due to injury, settles for silver medal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 12:24 PM IST
This is India’s fourth medal in the ongoing World Championships, with Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya winning bronze before.
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