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Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia in action against Takuto Otoguro of Japan in men's 65kg final bout during Asian Senior Wrestling Championship, at Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi

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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju (C), Arjuna awardee Indian sprinter Muhammed Anas Yahiya (2R), shotputter Tejinderpal Singh Toor (R), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee wrestler Bajrang Punia (3L) and Dronacharya awardee Mohinder Singh Dhillon (2L) pose for a group photograph at Sports Authority Of India office, in New Delhi.

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Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal (C) and Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi (2nd R) with wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya, Sakshi Malik and others at a 'Run for Unity' event to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in New Delhi.

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Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya, Sakshi Malik and her husband Satyawart Kadiyan during a 'Run for Unity' event to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in New Delhi.

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Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju takes part in the 'Fit India Plog Run' after flagging it off on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi. Wrestler Bajrang Punia and other athletes are also seen.

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Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia (L), Javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra (C) arrive for the Indian Sports Honours awards in Mumbai.

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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in a group photograph with the World Wrestling Championships medal winning wrestlers Ravi Dahiya, Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Deepak Punia at SAI Head Office in New Delhi.

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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in a group photograph with the World Wrestling Championships medal winning wrestlers Ravi Dahiya, Rahul Aware, Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Deepak Punia after felicitating them at SAI Head Office in New Delhi.

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This was India's third medal of the championships -- all bronze. Vinesh Phogat had also won a bronze in women's 53 kg event.

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia (65kg) who bagged his third World Championship medal with his compatriot Ravi Dahiya (57kg) who grabbed a bronze at World Wrestling Championship 2019, in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

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Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia (65kg) acknowledges his supporters after defeating Mongolia's Tulga Tumur Ochir and bagging his third World Championship medal at World Wrestling Championship 2019, in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

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Wrestler Bajrang Punia wins gold beating Russia’s Viktor Rassadin in the finals of men's 65kg freestyle in the Ali Aliyev wrestling tournament in Kaspiisk, Russia.

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Sports personalities (L-R) Wrestler Bajrang Punia, chess player Harika Dronavalli, kabbadi player Ajay Thakur and table-tennis player Sharath Kamal Achanta pose for a group photo before receiving Padma Shri awards during 'Padma Awards 2019' ceremony, in New Delhi.

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India's Bajrang Punia carries the tricolour after winning in the Finals of men's freestyle wrestling (65kg) against Japan's Daichi Takatani at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta, Sunday, August 19, 2018.

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From left, silver medal winning Bajrang Bajrang of India, gold medal winning Takuto Otoguro of Japan, and bronze medal winning Akhmed Chakayev of Russia and Alejandro Enrique Valdes Tobier of Cuba stand on the podium during the medal ceremony of men's freestyle 65kg category of the Wrestling World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

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Takuto Otoguro, in red, wins against Bajrang Punia of India in the final of men's freestyle 65kg category of the Wrestling World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

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Bajrang Bajrang of India looks up as he is defeated by Takuto Otoguro of Japan in the final of men's freestyle 65kg category of the Wrestling World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

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Bajrang Punia, Wrestler

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India's Bajrang Punia gestures after winning in the Finals of men's freestyle wrestling (65kg) against Japan's Daichi Takatani at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta.

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India's Bajrang Punia poses with gold medal after winning in the Finals of men's freestyle wrestling (65kg) against Japan's Daichi Takatani at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta.

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India's Bajrang Punia wrestles Mongolia's Batmagnai Batchuluun in the men's freestyle wrestling (65kg) Semifinals round at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta.

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India's Bajrang Punia wrestles Mongolia's Batmagnai Batchuluun in the men's freestyle wrestling (65kg) Semifinals round at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta.

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India's Bajrang Punia poses with his gold medal after winning in the Finals of men's freestyle wrestling (65kg) against Japan's Daichi Takatani at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta.

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India's Bajrang Punia wrestles Japan's Daichi Takatani in the Finals of men's freestyle wrestling (65kg) against at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta.

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India's Bajrang Punia carries the tricolour after winning in the Finals of men's freestyle wrestling (65kg) against Japan's Daichi Takatani at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta.

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