Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik got engaged to wrestler boyfriend Satyawart Kadian at her home in Rohtak, on Sunday. The 24-year-old wrestler had prior talked 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.”
Satyawart Kadian (born 9 November 1993) is an Indian wrestler. He first represented India at the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympics where he won a bronze award in the young men’s free-form 100 kg class. He then represented India in the 2014 Commonwealth Games and won a silver medal in the 97 kg weight class.
He is the son of Satyawan Kadian, an Arjuna Awardee and 1988 Summer Olympics Olympian. Having prepared in the akhada run under his father, he broke into the national camp up 2012 after a stellar execution at the 2012 Nationals in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh. Kadian rose to prominence in the 2013 World Youth Wrestling Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria when he became the only Indian wrestler to return home with a medal.