Last Updated: 12 May, 2023 | Views: 242
Profession: Sports Men
Other Profession(s): Freestyle Wrestler
Famous For: Indian Freestyle Wrestler, Won A Silver Medal At The 2019 World Wrestling Championships
Deepak Punia has become one of the most prominent names in Indian wrestling ever since he arrived on the scene. It is widely believed that he will be a medal contender at the Tokyo Olympics since he is highly regarded by many wrestlers. He began wrestling at the age of five, just like many other kids in his state. Both his father and grandfather were wrestlers, so he loved wrestling from an early age. In 2015, Deepak began formal wrestling training at the Chhatrasal Stadium, where he learned the skills to become a wrestler.
In 2015: Deepak trained to become a wrestler at the Chhatrasal Stadium after he was taken there by his cousin as a child.
In 2019: Deepak won the silver medal in the freestyle 86 kg category at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships
In 2020: He has been selected to participate in the Summer Olympics in 2020.
In 2021: Deepak got the silver medal in the Asian championship in 86kg.
In 2022: In the 86kg final, he defeated Pakistan's Muhammad Inam and earned a gold medal.
Achievements and Awards:
In 2018: He won the gold medal in Asian Junior Championship.
In 2019: Deepak won the gold medal in World Junior Wrestling Championships.
In 2022: He won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games.
His senior World Championship qualification precedes his Junior World Championship qualification.
He won six medals at the international level.