Bajrang Punia

NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry, faced with the less than flattering optics around the country's top wrestlers resuming their sit-in protest here on Sunday in the wake of the apathetic handling of their grievances, on Monday cancelled the elections of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), that were scheduled for May 7. 

The ministry further directed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to constitute an ad-hoc committee to conduct the polls within 45 days of its formation and also manage day-to-day affairs of the WFI.

Jan 20, 2023 05:01
The country's top wrestlers on Thursday vowed to intensify their protest, saying the government has given them an assurance but not a "satisfactory response". The wrestlers said they will lodge multiple FIRs against Wrestling Federation of India president and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh if the WFI is not disbanded immediately.
Jan 18, 2023 17:01
In an unprecedented move, the country’s top wrestlers on Wednesday staged a protest against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.  The underlyinge charge is that the federation is being run by Singh as per his whims and fancies.
Sep 10, 2021 08:09
MUMBAI: Japanese performance sportswear firm ASICS plans to add 18 stores to its sales network in 2022 expanding its footprints in India further along with a value-based growth of up to 25% by that time, a top company official has said. ASICS on Thursday also announced its commitment to nurturing young wrestling talent in India.
Aug 09, 2021 07:08
MUMBAI: Promises of cash rewards are pouring in for the athletes who won medals at the just concluded Tokyo 2020 Games. The lion's share is of course going to Neeraj Chopra, who led India's most successful Olympics campaign ever that delivered one Gold, two Silver and four Bronze medals for a nation starved of Olympic glory. 
Mar 16, 2021 13:03
NEW DELHI: Optimum Nutrition, which lays claim to being the world's #1 selling sports nutrition powder brand, is associating with Bajrang Punia for all his dietary supplement requirements.  Optimum Nutrition Inc is part of Glanbia Performance Nutrition and has been in the market for more than 30 years.
Jul 02, 2019 14:07
NEW DELHI: TT Limited has signed World No 1 wrestler Bajrang Punia as its brand ambassador. TT Limited managing director Sanjay K Jain said they wanted a 'real hero' as their brand ambassador and not a filmy hero, as is the case with most other brands in the innerwear category. Punia has won the Asian Games and World Championship and is one of India's best prospects for an Olympic Gold medal.
Feb 01, 2019 12:02
NEW DELHI: Haryana Hammers were named champions of Season 4 of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) after they defeated neighbours and arch-rivals Punjab Royals in the final, 6-3 on Thursday. The Hammers have been the most consistent team in the competition’s history. However, they had lost in the finals of all the three seasons previously.
Jan 28, 2019 15:01
NEW DELHI: India’s Ministry of Home Affairs declared on the occasion of Republic Day on Saturday that 94 civilians are set to receive the Padma Shri in 2019, the fourth highest honour in the country.
Sep 29, 2018 15:09
MUMBAI: JSW Sports, the sports arm of the diversified JSW Group conglomerate, Friday unveiled wrestler Bajrang Punia as the latest athlete to be supported by the company.  The Asian Games and Commonwealth Games Gold medallist will be supported by a dedicated team of experts to help prepare for upcoming competitions beginning with the World Championships in Budapest in October. 
Sep 22, 2018 12:09
NEW DELHI: After the outraged protests, reality has sunk in. Indian champion wrestler Bajrang Punia will likely change his mind about moving court over being ignored by the Sports Ministry for the Khel Ratna 2018 despite having amongst the highest points and achievements across sports in top world events.