Deepak Punia Biography: Age, Awards, Achievements, & Net Worth

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Deepak Punia is a freestyle wrestler who specializes in the 86 kg event. He represented India and earned a silver medal for his homeland at the World Wrestling Championships in the freestyle 86 kg category. Deepak has been making the waves and is being hailed among the top crop of Wrestlers in the country.

Deepak  recently reached the top of the rankings in the 86kg category.  He currently has 82 points, four more than the previously top-ranked wrestler, Hasan Yazdani from Iran.

Deepak Punia is also one of the four Indian wrestlers to have secured their place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

EARLY LIFE

Deepak Punia chose wrestling as a route to find a good job to create a better world for his family. He was offered a sepoy post in the Indian Army. Late that year, Sushil Kumar advised Deepak that he should not settle for small things & dream big in his life. He also asked him to set wrestling as his priority. Deepak Punia listened to his advice and started toiling for his wrestling career. Within 3 years, Deepak was successful in bagging some major titles in his age group.

PERSONAL LIFE

Deepak Punia was born in Jhajhar district in Haryana. In Jhajhar village, wrestling is always an option for people. Deepak’s father, Subash Punia, is a dairy farmer who used to take the little Deepak to dangals.  Deepak started his wrestling journey at the age of 5 in an akhara in his village that was run by the Arjun Awardee, Virender Singh Chhara. His father has been very supportive throughout his journey. Since 2015, Subash Punia travels 60 km to his training centre every day to give him milk & fruits. Deepak is a disciplined player & the wrestler has that from his father. His father has toiled for his career & success on Deepak’s mat resulted in bettering the financial condition of his family. Deepak has been making his family proud since the age of seven.

PROFESSIONAL LIFE

Deepak grew up watching wrestlers around him as the village where he belongs to is very active in the dangal circuits. The little Deepak was introduced to wrestling when he was 4 years old. One of his cousins, Sunil Kumar, was an excellent player in the wrestling circuit and he was the one who accompanied Deepak to akharas. Soon, the little Deepak started travelling to compete in dangals in his neighbouring villages. Gradually, he got so exceptional at it. Whatever small amount he earned from dangals, he spent it on his diet & also helped his family.

Sunil realized that fighting only in dangals won’t grow Deepak as a professional wrestler. In 2015, Deepak moved to Delhi and joined Chhatrasal Stadium. Deepak’s success & fame has followed a pattern. He earned a gold medal at the Cadet World Championship in 2016.

He got a sponsorship from the Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) that took away a little worry from the wrestler and now he is fully concentrating on improving his skills.

ACHIEVEMENTS

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Silver: 2019, Nur-Sultan: 86 kg

WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Silver: 2018, Trnava: 86 kg
  • Gold: 2019, Tallinn: 86 kg

ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Bronze: 2019, Xi’an: 86 kg

WORLD CADET CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Gold: 2016, Tbilisi: 85 kg

ASIAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Gold: 2018, New Delhi: 86 kg

PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Name: Deepak Punia
  • Nickname: Deepak Punia
  • Sport: Freestyle Wrestling
  • Events: 86 kg
  • Country: India
  • Father’s name: Subash Punia
  • Mother’s name: Krishna Punia
  • Coach: Virender Singh Chhara
  • Height: not updated
  • Weight: not updated
  • Eye colour: black
  • Hair colour: black
  • Date of birth: not updated
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Birth place: Haryana
  • Zodiac sign: not updated
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Hometown: Haryana
  • Religion: Hindu

CONTROVERSY

Wrestler Deepak Punia has never been dragged into any controversy. Recently, he hit headlines when he got qualified for the Tokyo 2020.

NET WORTH OF DEEPAK PUNIA

NOT YET UPDATED.

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