India’s very own Bajrang Punia has escalated to top of the Wrestling world in 65 Kg category.
Punia was born in Khudan village of Jhajjar district in the state of Haryana, India. He began wrestling at the age of seven and was encouraged to pursue the sport by his father.
The wrestler caught attention when in 2013 he won Bronze at Asian Wrestling Championships and World Wrestling Championships.
Talking about his achievements, this year, the wrestler has already bagged a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games, a gold medal in the Asian Games followed by a silver medal at the World Championship. It has been a stupendous season for the wrestler, who was also the only Indian grappler to be received a seeding for Budapest World Championship.
Now recently the star Indian Pahalwan was ranked No.1 in the 65 kg weight category, according to the wrestling chart released by United World Wrestling(UWW).
Though the wrestler isn’t really elated by achievements as he sets eyes for gold in Olympic for India.
“Every Wrestler nurtures to be World Number one in his career. But If I had become Number one with a World Championship Gold, then it would have been better.” Bajrang said.
Bajrang is comfortably leading the table at 96 points and Cuban Alejandro Enrique Vlades Tobier with 66 points. He is the only Indian male to figure in Top-10 but the country has five female wrestlers who are in Top-10 bracket of their respective categories.