Indian Wrestler Sakshi Malik, who made the country proud by winning a bronze medal in Rio Olympics, today got engaged to boyfriend wrestler Satyawart Kadian in Rohtak.
The 24-year-old wrestler had earlier spoken about Satyawart in the media.
"It was a private function. Only the families of the to-be bride and groom attended the event and it went very well," Satyawart's father Arjuna Awardee Satyavan Pehelwan said.
Satyawart, 22, is two years younger to Sakshi and trains at his father's akhada in Rohtak. He won his first bronze medal at the 2010 Youth Olympics. The two were said to have fallen in love during wrestling tournaments.
About Satyawart, Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi had earlier said, "He is very supportive and thinks of my dreams as his own."
Sakshi hails from the Mokhra Khas village in the Rohtak district.
Earlier, the Rohtak born wrestler said, “I am happy to change the perception of those people who thought that women cannot wrestle and used to bully me at every given opportunity”.
Sakshi scripted history by becoming the first-ever Indian woman to win an Olympic medal in the sport of wrestling. She had defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova to clinch the bronze medal.
Sakshi is aiming to win another medal for India in the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo.
(With inputs from PTI)