Deepak Punia(Wrestler) Biography| World Rankings| Tokyo Olympics| Medal| Family| Age| Height| Weight| Net Worth| Salary & More

Deepak Punia (86 Kg)

Deepak Punia – Indian Fresstyle Wrestler

Deepak Punia is an Indian Freestyle Wrestler who Specializes in the 86 kg event. Deepak Punia represented India and earned a Silver medal for his homeland at the World Wrestling Championships in the freestyle 86 kg category and secured a place in the 2020 Summer Olympics. Deepak has been making the waves and is being hailed among the top crop of Wrestlers in the country.

Deepak Punia was born in the Jhajjar district of Haryana. Deepak Punia credits famed Indian wrestler, Sushil Kumar as a constant source of support and guidance. After joining the Chhatrasal Academy in Delhi, Sushil Kumar helped the young Punia with his training and other necessities such as sponsorship and life guidance. He even told him to reject joining the Army and instead focus on only wrestling.

Deepak Punia’s father and grandfather were professional wrestlers who would compete at local tournaments (Dangals) and he was subsequently introduced to the sport at the age of 4. He traveled with his cousin to local tournaments and began competing in them himself.

Deepak Punia Performance in Tokyo Olympics 2020

Indian Wrestler Deepak Punia lost the semi-final bout against USA’s David Morris Taylor in the men’s 86kg freestyle wrestling at the Tokyo Olympics on the 5th of August 2021. Taylor won the bout comprehensively by 10-0 in a one-sided affair.

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Deepak Punia Wiki

Full NameDeepak Punia
ProfessionWrestling (Men’s Freestyle – 86kg)
Famous ForWinning a silver medal at the 2019 World Wrestling Championship
Coach/ MentorVirender Kumar, Satpal Singh, Sushil Kumar
Birthday (DOB)19 May 1999
Age22 Years (as in 2021)
Birth PlaceChhara, Jhajjar district, Haryana, India
Marital StatusUn-Married
Star Sign/ Zodiac SignTauras
HobbiesWrestling, Workouts, Travelling
DebutInternational– 2016 Cadet World Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia
Last UpdatedAugust 2021

Deepak Punia Early Life

Deepak Punia Early Life

Deepak Punia was born in Haryana’s Jhajjar region. Wrestling is always an alternative for individuals in Jhajjar village. Subash Punia, Deepak’s father, is a dairy farmer who used to take the young Deepak to Dangles. Deepak began his wrestling career at the age of five at an akhara led by Arjuna Awardee Virender Singh Chhara in his hometown. Throughout his career, his father has been quite supportive.

Subash Punia, his father has been traveling 60 kilometers to his training location every day since 2015 to feed him milk and bananas. Deepak is a disciplined wrestler, which he inherited from his father. His father has worked hard for his job, and his success on Deepak’s mat has improved his family’s financial situation. Since he was seven years old, Deepak has been making his family proud.

Deepak Punia chose wrestling as a profession in order to ensure a better life for his family. He was offered a position as a sepoy in the Indian Army. Late that year, Sushil Kumar encouraged Deepak not to settle for minor things and to dream big in life. He also asked him to emphasize wrestling. Deepak Punia took his advice and began working hard for his wrestling career. Within three years, Deepak had won several major titles in his age group.

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Deepak Punia Wrestling Career

Deepak Punia

Deepak was introduced to wrestling by his father when he was 4-year-old. While growing up, he had watched several local mud wrestling in his village of Chhara. He comes from a village that’s well known for mud wrestling. His cousin, Sunil Kumar, older than him, is a popular name in the local dangal (wrestling) circuit and Deepak would often escort his cousin to the village wrestling arena.

Deepak Punia toured Chhatrasal Stadium in 2015, which is primarily famed for wrestling training. At the stadium, he began his training with legendary wrestler Guru Satpalji. Deepak then competed at the World Cadet Championship but did not win a medal.

He won the Sub-Junior World Championship the same year. Deepak subsequently chose to compete for the title of Junior World Champion. He competed in the World Junior Championship three times. He did not get a medal the first time, a silver medal the second time, and a gold medal confidently the third time.

Deepak won the gold medal in the 86kg division at the Asian Junior Championships in 2018. He won a silver medal at the World Junior Championships the same year.

Deepak Punia earned bronze at the Asian Championships in 2019. He also represented India at the World Junior Championship, where he won a gold medal. Deepak Punia was then invited to compete in the World Championship 2019 in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan.

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Deepak was unable to compete at the World Championship suffering from an ankle issue. Hasan Yazdani, an Iranian wrestler, won gold against Punia in the 86 kg world championship. He was awarded a silver medal, however, he collected 82 points during the game, which was more than the winner.

Deepak Punia also won the world title in the 86 kg weight class. Deepak beat Carlos Arturo Izquierdo Mendez to earn India’s fourth Olympic qualifier for Tokyo 2020.

Deepak Punia Height, Weight & physical Appearance

Heightin Feet inches – 5 feet 7 inches
in centimeters – 173 cm
in meters – 1.73 m
Weightin kilograms – 86 kg
in pounds – 190 lbs
Body MeasurementChest: 44
Waist: 36
Biceps: 16
Last UpdatedJuly 2021

Deepak Punia Family

Wrestler Deepak Punia Father Subhash Punia
Wrestler Deepak Punia Mother Krishna Devi
FatherSubhash Punia (milkman)
MotherKrishna Punia (homemaker)
SiblingsNeeru Dhanda (India Shooting Team)
Marital StatusUn-Married
Cousin(s)Sushil Kumar
Last Updated August 2021

Deepak Punia World Rankings

Following his success in Kazakhstan, Deepak famously attained the World No.1 ranking. He is seeded second in his category for the Olympics.

Deepak Punia Net Worth

Deepak Punia’s Net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Deepak Punia worth at the age of 22 years old? Deepak Punia’s income source is mostly from being a successful Wrestler. We have estimated Deepak Punia’s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021$1 Million – $5 Million
Salary Under Review
HouseNot Available
CarsNot Available
Source of IncomeWrestler

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Deepak Punia Medals

Gold medal in 2016 World Cadet Championships (Tbilisi) in 85 kg category
Gold medal in 2018 Asian Junior Championship (New Delhi) in 86 kg category
Silver medal in 2018 World Junior Wrestling Championships (Trnava) in 86 kg category
Gold medal in 2019 World Junior Wrestling Championships (Tallinn) in 86 category
Silver medal in 2019 World Championships (Nur-Sultan) in 86 kg category
Bronze medal in 2019 Asian Championships (Xi’an) in 86 kg category
Bronze medal in 2020 Asian Championships (New Delhi) in 86 kg category
Silver medal in 2021 Asian Championships (Almaty) in 86 kg category

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Interesting Facts About Deepak Punai

  • Deepak Punia is an Indian freestyle wrestler known for winning a silver medal at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships helping him get a place in the 2020 Summer Olympics.
  • Deepak Punia was the first wrestler in eighteen years to win a Junior World Championship. He was featured in the Forbes list of ’30 Under 30′ because of his performance.
  • In 2019, Deepak Punia was conferred with the title of Junior Freestyle Wrestler of the Year by the United World Wrestling Federation.
  • In 2021, Deepak Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya were training in Russia for the Tokyo Olympics. When they arrived in Russia, they were partly vaccinated with Covishield. The Indian Embassy in Moscow decided that they would provide the second dose to both Deepak and Ravi, but that did not happen due to Poland’s strict vaccination policy. 
  • During an interview, Virender spoke about Deepak’s dedication to the game and how he has maintained his discipline over the years, and that he was willing to learn from kids as well. He said-
    “If I tell trainees that they have 600 dand-baithak (push-ups plus deep knee bends) in the task, Deepak would not only complete that, he will do some extra. I have seen him learning moves from even kids.”
  • Deepak loves shopping, spending time with his friends, and visiting malls. He also likes eating junk food whenever he gets the chance. In an interview with The Times of India, he said-
    Whenever I get a chance, like after the tournaments, I go out and eat even junk food. But once the break is over, I don’t think about anything else. Wrestling and training is life then.”
  • In 2018, Deepak got a job as the Naik Subedar in the Indian Army. Along with this, he was also earning a steady income from his wrestling matches. Deepak also bought an SUV car in 2018, and he asked his father to stop selling milk as he was earning well enough for his family.
  • During his initial years in wrestling, Deepak Punia was lacking monetary support from the Haryana government. According to him, he was not given any cash rewards for his win in the Cadet World Championship. Supporting Deepak, World’s No. 1 wrestler, Bajrang Punia took the matter to Twitter and posted a Tweet from his account and talked about how the prize money for seniors is deducted by the government. He also mentioned that junior wrestlers also need support from the government to encourage them to train harder and perform better.

FAQs About Deepak Punia

Q: When did Deepak Punia was born?
A: Deepak Punia was born on 19 May 1999.
Q: What is the Age of Deepak Punia?
A: As of 2021, Deepak Punia is 22 Year Old.
Q: Who is the Coach of Deepak Punia?
A: The coach of Deepak Punia is Virender Kumar.
Q: What is the Caste of Deepak Punia?
A:  Deepak Punia Caste is Jats.
Q: What is the religion of Deepak Punia?
A: The religion of Deepak Punia is Hindu.