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Bajrang Punia Biography, family, age, height, weight, career, awards and more

Bajrang Punia biography

Bajrang Punia was born on February 26, 1994, in Khudan Village, Jhajjar District, Haryana, India (age 28 as of 2022). At the age of seven, he began wrestling. He received his training at the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) regional facility in Sonepat, India.

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Bajrang Punia height and weight

His height is approximately 5’5″ and weight is 65kg as of 2022. Shade of his hair is Black and color of eyes is also black.

Bairang Punia family

Balvan Singh Punia and Om Pyari Punia have three children, with Bajrang being the eldest. Harendra Punia is the name of his older brother. Naman Punia is the name of his nephew.

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Bajrang Punia wed fellow wrestler Sangeeta Phogat in a low-key wedding in Balali, Haryana. He posted about his marriage on Instagram, stating,

“Today, I have chosen my life partner and it feels like I have gained another family. I am starting a new chapter in my life and I am both happy and excited for the journey ahead. Thank you for your love and wishes.”

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Bajrang Punia Career

In 2013, Bajrang won his first international competition when he helped his nation capture bronze in the Asian Wrestling Championship. After that, he continued to compete in and win numerous medals in wrestling competitions, including the Commonwealth Games, the Asian Games, and numerous more national and international competitions.

Bajrang Punia Achievements

– Silver (65 kg) in 2018 Budapest in World championship
– Bronze (60 kg) in 2013 Budapest in world champion
– Gold (65 kg) 2018 Jakarta in Asian games
– Silver (61 kg) 2014 Incheon in Asian games
– Gold (65 kg) 2018 Gold Coast in Commonwealth Games
– Silver (61 kg) 2014 Glasgow in Commonwealth Games
– Gold (65 kg) 2022 Birmingham in Commonwealth Games
– Bronze (65 kg) in Tokyo Olympics 2020 in Olympics
– Bronze medal in Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, 2013
– Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, 2015 – Bronze medal

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Awards

– Arjuna Award in 2015
– Padma Shri in 2019

Controversy

At one point, Bajrang Punia openly criticised the government’s Khel Ratna Award policy.

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He declared that he would go to the court to inquire about the procedure for bestowing the honour. According to reports, Bajrang received the maximum achievement score of 80, while Virat Kohli received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award with a score of 0.

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