Wrestler Bajrang Punia Wins Bronze Medal in Men’s 65kg Freestyle, Sixth Medal for India at Tokyo Olympics | Odisha News | Latest Odisha News
New Delhi: Wrestler Bajrang Punia won bronze in the men’s 65kg freestyle category at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics today. He beat Kazakh Daulet Niyazbekov 8-0 in the bronze medal match. It was India’s sixth medal at the Tokyo Olympics, tying London’s Olympic record of six medals. President Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Sports Minister Shri Anurag Thakur and Indians from all over the country congratulated Bajrang Punia on his achievement.
President Sri Ram Nath Kovind congratulated the wrestler and said that every Indian shares the joy of his success. “A special moment for the Indian wrestling! Congratulations to Bajrang Punia for winning bronze at # Tokyo2020. You have distinguished yourself as an exceptional wrestler with tireless efforts, consistency and tenacity over the years. Every Indian shares the joy of your success! The president tweeted.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi congratulated Bajrang on his performance and tweeted: “Great news from # Tokyo2020! Spectacularly fought @BajrangPunia. Congratulations to you on your accomplishment, which makes every Indian proud and happy.
Sports Minister Shri Anurag Thakur shared a clip of him watching the winning moment on Twitter with a congratulatory message. “Bronze for Bajrang !!! You did it! India is thrilled beyond words! I’m so proud of you, loved watching your dominant performance and spectacular finish! # Tokyo2020.” Minister des Sports tweeted.
BajrangPunia- BajrangPunia started wrestling at the age of 7. He belongs to a family of rural origin from Khudan village in Jhajjar district in Haryana state. Since Bajrang was not born with a silver spoon, he therefore had to face many financial difficulties during his early days. However, it was his guru friend the famous wrestler YogeshwarDutt who always supported him.
Date of birth: February 26, 1994
Place of Origin: Sonipat, Haryana
Training base: ISC CNRC Sonipat
Personal trainer: Emzarios Bentinidis
National Coach: Jagmander Singh
● World Championship -1 Silver and 2 Bronze
● Asian Championship – 2 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze
● Asian Games – 1 Gold and 1 Silver
● Commonwealth Games – 1 Gold and 1 Silver
Key government. Interventions
● Preparatory training camp in Russia for the Olympic Games
● Preparatory training camp in Michigan, USA for two months with his support team
● Preparatory training camp in USA, Russia and Georgia and before the 2019 Senior World Championship (qualifying event)
● Participation in Ali Aliev, Tbilissi GP, Asian Championships, YaaarDogu and MatteoPellicone Ranking tournaments which were provided by TOPS and ACTC
● Supplements and Mats during containment (COVID)
● S&C sports equipment
● Support of visas via MYAS and MEA for international actors as sparring partners
● Visa facilitation for Bajrang and support team in Russia for Olympic preparation
● Inclusion of a personal trainer and support staff during national camps
HIGH: Rs. 1,47,40,348
ACTC: Rs. 59,07,151
TOTAL: Rs. 2,06,47,499
Basic level: – Virender
Development level: Rampal
Elite Level: Jagmander Singh / EmzariosBentinidis