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File image of Deepak Punia.(File)

Deepak Punia pulls out of Poland Open due to elbow injury

PTI | , Warsaw
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 08:40 PM IST
Deepak Punia was to take the mat for the 86kg event but forfeited his quarterfinal against American Zahid Valencia.
Deepak Punia(SAI Media / Twitter)
Deepak Punia(SAI Media / Twitter)

Deepak Punia has Asian title in sight, Ravinder to fight for bronze

PTI | , Almaty
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 02:37 PM IST
Deepak, who has won two bronze medals at the continental championship before, reached the final with a confident 2-0 win over Korea's Gwanuk Kim.
File image of Deepak Punia.(File)
File image of Deepak Punia.(File)

Indian wrestlers to have personal coaches too in Tokyo Olympic build-up

By Avishek Roy, Sharad Deep
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 10:59 AM IST
  • TOPS clear Kamal Malikov for Ravi Dahiya and 2008 Beijing Olympics silver medallist Murad Gaidarov as Deepak Punia's coach
File image of Deepak Punia.(File)
File image of Deepak Punia.(File)

Deepak Punia discharged from hospital, advised home isolation

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 03:29 PM IST
After returning positive for the virus, the wrestlers were moved to a SAI empanelled hospital as a precautionary measure for further monitoring.
File image of Deepak Punia.(File)
File image of Deepak Punia.(File)

Deepak Punia, two other wrestlers test positive for COVID-19

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 07:26 PM IST
Besides the Olympic-bound Punia (86kg), the other two wrestlers who have tested positive for the virus are Navin (65kg) and Krishan (125kg).
File photo of India's Vinesh Phogat (blue) in action against Japan's Yuki Irie(PTI)
File photo of India's Vinesh Phogat (blue) in action against Japan's Yuki Irie(PTI)

Vinesh for ‘Khel Ratna’; Rahul Aware, Deepak Punia and Sakshi nominated for Arjuna

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 05:21 PM IST
Vinesh, the only Indian woman wrestler to have qualified for the Tokyo Games, was an easy pick but surprisingly the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has sent as many as five applications for Arjuna and four each for Dronacharya and Dhyanchand awards.
Jitender Kumar in action against Amit Dhankar during the 74kg trial final bout to qualify for the Asian Championship.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Jitender Kumar in action against Amit Dhankar during the 74kg trial final bout to qualify for the Asian Championship.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Asian C’ships: Jitender ensures place in Indian team for Olympic Qualifiers by reaching final

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 03:47 PM IST
After winning his Qualification bout rather easily, Jitender just about managed to win his following bouts against Iran’s Mostafa Mohabbali Hosseinkhani (2-2) and Mongolia’s Sumiyabazar Zandanbud (2-1).
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
File image of Deepak Punia.(UWW)
File image of Deepak Punia.(UWW)

Deepak Punia eyes Olympic glory to move past Nur-Sultan final disappointment

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karan Prashant Saxena
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 10:02 AM IST
Deepak earned his Tokyo berth after defeating Colombia’s Carlos Izquierdo 7-6 to enter the 86 kg semi-finals at World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan last year.
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.
File image of wrestlers Jitender Kumar (red) and Sushil Kumar.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
File image of wrestlers Jitender Kumar (red) and Sushil Kumar.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Jitender wins trials after Sushil’s exit

New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 11:05 PM IST
Jitender got a respite as Sushil pulled out of the trials to decide the Indian team for upcoming international competitions, citing an injury to his hand. It was an opportunity Jitender grabbed with both hands.
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.
Deepak Punia during the medal ceremony at the men's 86kg category during the Wrestling World Championships in Nur-Sultan.(AP)
Deepak Punia during the medal ceremony at the men's 86kg category during the Wrestling World Championships in Nur-Sultan.(AP)

India has a new no. 1 as wrestler Deepak Punia reaches top of 86kg ranking while Bajrang drops to two

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 12:10 PM IST
The 20-year-old now has 82 points, four more than World Champion Yazdani after winning the silver medal at the World Championship.
World Wrestling Championships medal winning wrestler Vinesh Phogat at a felicitation function.(PTI)
World Wrestling Championships medal winning wrestler Vinesh Phogat at a felicitation function.(PTI)

Vinesh is one of India’s finest female wrestlers: Geeta Phogat

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 05:22 PM IST
While Vinesh Phogat was the sole Indian woman wrestler to bag a medal when she won the bronze medal in the 53-kg category, Deepak Punia settled for silver in the men’s freestyle 86-kg category.
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.
Deepak Punia poses with his medal.(AP)
Deepak Punia poses with his medal.(AP)

Deepak Punia aims to return stronger and wiser

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Deepak Punia, the reigning junior world champion did not take mat against Iranian great Hasan Yazdani due to an ankle injury, sustained during the semi-final.
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)
Deepak Punia(PTI)
Deepak Punia(PTI)

Want to train outside to prepare for Olympic gold: Deepak Punia

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 03:18 PM IST
Punia said he wants to make up for this setback at the Olympics, where he is aiming for gold.
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.
File image of Deepak Punia.(United World Wrestling/Twitter)
File image of Deepak Punia.(United World Wrestling/Twitter)

Deepak Punia qualifies for Tokyo Olympics 2020

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 03:33 PM IST
This is India’s fourth Olympic qualification at the event. Earlier, Vinesh Phogat (53kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg) and Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57) also made it to Tokyo Olympics with bronze medal wins.
File image of Sushil Kumar(Getty Images)
File image of Sushil Kumar(Getty Images)

Sushil Kumar seals World Championships spot

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 04:00 PM IST
In what turned out to be a rather rough final, Sushil raced to a 4-0 lead in the first period of the bout. Jitender was hit in the eye leading to a break in which he received medical attention.
Deepak Punia India’s 18-year-old gold drought at the Junior Wrestling World Championship.(Twitter)
Deepak Punia India’s 18-year-old gold drought at the Junior Wrestling World Championship.(Twitter)

India’s newest star Deepak Punia rises from dangals

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 11:24 PM IST
Deepak Punia used all of that grit to execute a thrilling takedown in the dying moments to become the first Indian since Ramesh Gulia and Palwinder Singh Cheema in 2001 to win gold at the junior worlds.
File image of Deepak Punia.(SAI Media/Twitter)
File image of Deepak Punia.(SAI Media/Twitter)

Wrestler Deepak Punia risked aggravating shoulder injury in bid to end India’s medal drought at Junior World Championship

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 07:32 PM IST
Deepak is now set to make his debut at the senior World Championship, having emerged winner in the recent trials.
Deepak Punia became India’s first junior World Champion in 18 years(Twitter)
Deepak Punia became India’s first junior World Champion in 18 years(Twitter)

Deepak Punia becomes India’s first junior World Champion in 18 years

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 11:12 PM IST
The last Indian to emerge gold medallist at the junior world championship were Ramesh Kumar (69 kg) and Palwinder Singh Cheema (130 kg) who stood atop the podium in 2001.
Representative Image.(Hindustan Times)
Representative Image.(Hindustan Times)

Amit Dhankar, Viky settle for silver at the Asian Championships

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 01:24 AM IST
Dhankar went down to Kazakhstan’s Daniyar Kaisanov 0-5 in the final. Viky (92kg) clinched another silver medal for India on the second day of the completion.

Pro Wrestling League: Sandeep Tomar clinches decisive bout for MP Yodha

Panchkula | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 10:56 PM IST
Maharathi’s Vinesh Phogat gave Ritu Phogat a lesson in wrestling, showing no mercy as she trounced her cousin sister 15-0 in the 53kg category.
Deepak Punia reached the final of the 86kg event in the junior world wrestling championship in Trnava.(Twitter)
Deepak Punia reached the final of the 86kg event in the junior world wrestling championship in Trnava.(Twitter)

Deepak Punia to fight for junior wrestling world championship gold

Trnava | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 10:57 PM IST
Deepak Punia beat Patrik Szurovszki (7-0) and Jayong Jin (11-0) without losing a single point to book his spot in the final of the 86kg event in the junior world wrestling championship in Trnava.
Sushil Kumar lost his wrestling bout to Andrzej Piotr Sokalski at Tbilisi Grand Prix on Wednesday.(AFP)
Sushil Kumar lost his wrestling bout to Andrzej Piotr Sokalski at Tbilisi Grand Prix on Wednesday.(AFP)

Sushil Kumar loses first wrestling bout in four years at Tbilisi Grand Prix

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 11:30 PM IST
Sushil Kumar lost 4-8 to Polish grappler Andrzej Piotr Sokalski in the 74 kg category at Tbilisi Grand Prix on Wednesday.
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