Hailing from the Jhajjar district in Haryana, Punia became the Junior World Champion in 2019. He was the first Indian to do so in 18 years.
He won the silver medal at the World Wrestling Championships in the freestyle 86 kg category. Deepak belongs from a humble background and is Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Indian Army.
2022 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham
2019 Junior Wrestling Championship, Tallinn
2021 Aisian Championship, Almaty
2022 Yasar Dogu, Istanbul
2020 Asian Championship, New Delhi
4th Tokyo Olympics 2020