Deepak Punia

Deepak’s family including his grandfather, father and uncles were always fond of wrestling and as a child he would wrestle with other kids in his village. Being in the wresting fray since 2008 Deepak’s role model has been the double Olympian, Sushil Kumar.

His recent accomplishments include wining bronze at Asian Wrestling Championship followed by gold at the World Junior Championship and silver in his debut at the World Wrestling Championship. His fondest memory is being welcomed by the whole village when he returned home after winning the gold medal at the Junior Asian championship in 2016.

Deepak is eyeing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and is determined to bring a medal for India. He starts his day at 3:30 am with training session, which includes running, chin-ups and different exercises and the session ends at 8:00 am followed by his evening training session from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm where he performs Dand baithak (sit ups) and works majorly on the technique part.

Gold

2019 Asian Championship, Bangkok

Gold

2016 World Cadet Wrestling Championship

Silver

2018 Junior World Wrestling Championship

Bronze

2019 Senior Asian Wrestling Championship

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