LPU Verto Bajrang Punia became the sixth wrestler in Indian history to win an Olympic medal after winning the bronze in the men’s 65kg category of the 2020 Tokyo Games. Verto’s bronze is the 7th medal in wrestling at the Olympics for India. He is the second Indian to bag an award in this Olympics after Ravi Kumar Dahiya.
Former Asian Games gold medallist Bajrang Punia dominated the match from start to finish, which ended in an 8-0 the scoreline in favour of the Indian Wrestler. Bajrang Punia, who is the top-ranked wrestler in his weight category, won by technical superiority.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar announced a government job and Rs 2.5 crore for Olympic bronze medallist Bajrang Punia. LPU has announced cash rewards for its students who win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
LPU provides a 100% scholarship to its promising athletes, including a full fee waiver, free lodging and boarding, financial assistance for buying sports equipment, participating in various tournaments, and coaching and infrastructure. The university has one of the finest academic and sports infrastructure with Olympic size all-weather indoor swimming pool, a diving pool and warming up pool, 16 badminton courts, multiple squash courts, basketball courts, shooting range, and more.