newswrestling7 hours ago

Bajrang Punia reinstated World No. 1 in UWW rankings

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has got back to the topmost position in the rankings of United World Wrestling on Wednesday in the men’s 65kg freestyle category. With 58 ranking points under his belt, Punia went past Russia’s Akhmed Chakaev to be at the number one position in the rankings.
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newswrestling25 days ago

Reports : Careful Bajrang Punia to avoid staying at SAI for national camp

Ace Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has decided to travel 15 kms from home in Sonipat to Bhalgarh where the national camp is going on owing to the risks attached to it. The 24-year-old has also stated that he has a gut feeling about it and won’t be staying at the centre till the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Bajrang Punia, Sharath Kamal bestowed with prestigious Padma Shri award

Bajrang Punia and Achanta Sharath Kamal were both rewarded for their achievements with the prestigious Padma Shri award conferred by the President of India - Ram Nath Kovind on Monday. Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli was also awarded the Padma Shri at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
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newswrestlinga month ago

Gold at Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament holds a lot of value for me, says Bajrang Punia

After winning a gold medal in the 65 kg freestyle at Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in Bulgaria, Bajrang Punia has stated that the medal is a valuable one for him as the level of competition was very high. Punia defeated USA's Jordan Olivier in the summit clash of the tournament. 
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newswrestling2 months ago

Bajrang Punia clinches gold at UWW ranking series in Bulgaria

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has won a gold medal in the 65 kg freestyle category at the Dan Kolov-Nikol Petrov tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria. On the other hand, Vinesh Phogat won three bouts and entered the final of the 53 kg category in the tournament which is a part of UWW ranking series.
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newswrestling2 months ago

Pooja Dhanda wins gold at UWW ranking series in Bulgaria

Indian female wrestler Pooja Dhanda has clinched a gold medal in the 59 kg category at the Dan Kolov-Nikol Petrov tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria. On the other hand, after losing her final bout, Sakshi Malik had to settle down with a silver medal in the 65 kg category at the tournament.
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newswrestling3 months ago

Bajrang Punia to participate in German Pro League to warm up for Tokyo Olympics

Keeping an eye on the Olympic qualification matches coming up, Bajrang Punia would be taking part in Germany’s Deutsche Ringer Liga, turning up for VFK Schifferstdat, as per reports. Currently, Punia is playing for Punjab Royals in Pro Wrestling League, which is scheduled to end on January 31.
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newswrestling3 months ago

PWL | Confident of taking Punjab Royals to victory, says Bajrang Punia

Bajrang Punia has touted the encounter between the Haryana Hammers and Punjab Royals as the match of the season and stated that he is confident of taking his side to victory. While the Hammers are already in the semifinals, Royals will have to win one of their next two matches to go through.
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newswrestling4 months ago

Sushil Kumar and Sakshi Malik put in Grade-A as WFI corrects “mistake”

Sushil Kumar and Sakshi Malik, who were earlier put in the Grade-B of the annual WFI contract, have been moved to the Grade-A citing that it was a mistake which has now been corrected. Earlier both the wrestlers were put in a lower Grade-B category likely due to their poor recent form.
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newswrestling5 months ago

I forgot pain in pursuit of medal at World Championships, reveals Bajrang Punia

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has stated that an injury caused him a lot of pain but he virtually forgot the pain in the pursuit of a medal at the World Championships. The pursuit led him to the finals of 65 kg freestyle wrestling category where he lost the final bout to win the silver medal.
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