Pooja Sihag is a well-known Indian freestyle wrestler. She was the winner of a bronze medal in the Women’s 76kg category at the Asian Wrestling Championships, which were organised at Almaty in 2021. In these championships, she defeated her opponent Seoyeon Jeong from South Korea.
Pooja Sihag after winning a bronze medal in 2021
Pooja Sihag was born on Monday, 7 July 1997 (age 25 years; as of 2022) in Hansi, Haryana. Her zodiac sign is Leo. Soon after completing her school education, she joined LM Hindu University in Rohtak to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Arts (BA).
Height (approx.): 5′ 3″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Subhash Sihag, and he was a farmer.
Pooja Sihag with her father
Her mother is a housewife.
Pooja Sihag with her mother
She has a brother named Ravi Sihag.
Brother of Pooja Sihag
Pooja Sihag with her in-laws
Husband & Children
On 27th November 2021, Pooja Sihag got married to Ajay Nandal. Ajay is a former wrestler and works as an army officer.
Pooja Sihag with her husband
Pooja Sihag was in a relationship with Ajay before getting married to him.
Pooja Sihag was eleven years old when she started practising wrestling to keep her body fit and fine. Gradually, the sport became a passion for her, and she joined the Alkesh Sports Academy in Haryana. In 2014, she marked her international debut by participating in the Junior Asian Championship organised in Mongolia and won a bronze medal in the wrestling championships.
Pooja Sihag after winning Asian Championships
Pooja then participated in the Junior Asian Championship organised in Myanmar in 2015 and won a bronze medal. In the following year, she won another bronze at the Junior Asian Championship held in Chinese Taipei. In 2017, she participated in the senior-level wrestling competitions at the Commonwealth Games organised in South Africa and won a silver medal. In 2018, she clinched a silver medal at the Senior Commonwealth Championship organised in South Africa. In 2022, at the Ranking Series Bolat Turlykhanov CUP Almaty in Kazakhstan, she won a bronze in the wrestling championships.
Pooja Sihag after winning bronze in 2022
- In a conversation with a media house, Pooja SIhag revealed that her favourite wrestler is Mausam Khatri, and she is trained by the Indian wrestler Sanjay Sihag.
Pooja Sihag with her coach (centre)
- Pooja Sihag underwent a knee operation in 2017.
- She remains very active on various social media platforms. She has over 2k followers on Instagram. She frequently shares her pictures and videos on social media.