India’s Deepak Punia named junior ‘Wrestler of The Year’December 18, 2019
- World Championships silver
medallistDeepak Punia has been named the junior freestyle wrestler of the year by United World Wrestling after a stellar season during which he made a phenomenal transition from junior to the senior circuit.
- In a breakthrough season, Punia had become the first Indian wrestler in 18 years to win a junior world title. He then backed it up with a silver medal on his debut at the senior World Championships.
- The 21-year-old’s maturity, resourcefulness and fearlessness on the big stage made him the only Indian wrestler to make it to the final at Nur-Sultan.