Wrestler Sakshi Malik gets engaged to boyfriend Satyawart Kadian

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Satyawart, 22, is two years younger to 24-year-old Sakshi.

Wrestler Sakshi Malik has got engaged to her longtime boyfriend and fellow wrestler Saytawart Kadian in a private ceremony yesterday. The engagement took place in Rohtak yesterday in the presence of the couple's family and close friends.

 


While Sakshi had made her relationship public recently, her engagement came as a surprise to everyone.

“They've known each other. The marriage has been planned at the initiative of both the families. It was a private function. Only the families of the to-be bride and groom attended the event and it went on very well,” Satyawart’s father Arjuna Awardee Satyavan Pehelwan told The Hindustan Times.

Satyawart is also a wrestler and won his first bronze medal at the 2010 Youth Olympics. He currently trains at his father's akhada in Rohtak

Reports say that the duo met and fell in love during their various wrestling meets. Sakshi had even acknowledged Satyawart's contribution in helping her achieve her dream of winning an Olympic medal.  “He is very supportive and thinks of my dreams as his own,” she had said.

 

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“He is very supportive and thinks of my dreams as his own,” she had said at that time.

Satyawart’s father also told the media that the engagement ceremony was due for a very long time. The wedding date, however, is still not confirmed.

“They both are wrestlers so they have to chalk out dates out of their schedule of endless tournaments. So, we cannot say right now about the wedding,” Satyavan said.

Sakshi became a household name after she became the first Indian woman ever to win an Olympic bronze medal. Sakshi also broke stereotypes and showed the world that even girls can choose wrestling as a sport. Along with PV Sindhu and Deepa Karmakar, Sakshi has given new hopes to girls who want to take up sport as a career.

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