Deepak Punia is World No.1

Deepak Punia is World No.1

World Championship silver medallist wrestler Deepak Punia finds himself at the top of the 86 kg category as world number one. After an ankle injury forced him to pull out of the finals against Iranian great Hassan Yazdani, Deepak settled for a silver in his maiden senior World Championship.

The 20 year-old now has 82 points, four more than World Champion Yazdani. This year, Deepak won a silver Yasar Dogu and and bronze medals at the Asian championship and at the Sassari tournaments. He has been rewarded for his consistent showing.