Bajrang Punia will compete in international meets, including UWW Ranking events, the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham as well as the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya have conveyed the message to the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) that they will prefer to train under Indian coaches instead of hiring a personal coach from abroad.
After an eventful 2021 that included Tokyo Olympics, India's top sportspersons face a challenging 2022. Their dreams and aspirations remain as high as ever.
Vinesh Phogat's disappointment in Tokyo 2020 was offset by medals from Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang Punia but Sushil Kumar ended up in jail in a roller-coaster 2021 for Indian wrestling.
A brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the outreach initiative envisages all Olympians and Paralympians interacting with students from 75 schools each in two years to motivate the youngsters to have 'Santulit Ahaar' or a balanced diet and take on fitness activities.
India won a record seven medals at Tokyo 2020. The returns could have been much better if the shooters and archers performed true to their potential. Here are the 10 highlights from India's Tokyo Olympics campaign in 2021.
Geeta Phogat is set to make a comeback to competitive wrestling after giving birth to her son, Arjun, in 2018.
Anshu became only the sixth Indian to make the Worlds gold medal match after Bishambar Singh (1967), Sushil Kumar (2010), Amit Dahiya (2013), Bajrang Punia (2018) and Deepak Punia (2019).
On Teacher’s Day, we look at coaches who helped India to a record haul at 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Bajrang Punia, who won bronze at Tokyo Olympics, said people around him helped stay positive when the chips were down
Bajrang settled for a bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics after going all out in the third-fourth place play-off
Bajrang Punia Punia refrained from commenting on the recent murder case involving Sushil Kumar, for which the wrestler was arrested and chargesheeted by Delhi Police
Bajrang will need six-week rehabilitation to treat the ligament tear he suffered during his bronze medal run in Tokyo Olympics
Cricketers, badminton players, Tokyo Olympians and medal winners wished their fans on social media
Indian athletes returned from Tokyo with a haul of seven medals, including javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra's historic gold in track and field.
Wrestler Ravi Dahiya and Barjrang Punia captured a silver and bronze at the Tokyo Games with all the foreign coaches contracts ending with the Games
There were many misses but India won a record seven medals at Tokyo 2020. Neeraj Chopra's gold sent the country delirious with joy and pride
Bajrang Punia will be India's flagbearer at the Tokyo 2020 closing ceremony on Sunday
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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