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Sakshi gets engaged to wrestler boyfriend Satyawart Kadian

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rio Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik today got engaged to wrestler boyfriend Satyawart Kadian at her residence 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.

"I think Bajrang Punia's injury cost us the most.

Otherwise we had a very good team. We fought well but lost quite a few close bouts. There were a couple of upsets as well that had turned things around. We also lost four out of five tosses and some of our best wrestlers were blocked by the opposition teams. So luck was another factor that did not favour us too much this time," explained Sakshi, who won a bronze medal at the Rio Games in women's 58kg.

The owner of Delhi Sultans, Anurag Batra also believed that the franchise fielded a strong team but the most expensive Indian wrestler of PWL-2, Bajrang's injury marred their chances in the tournament.

"I do not regret paying Bajrang the maximum money. He is a very good wrestler and had he been fit, things would have been different for us today. We have lost most of our matches 3-4. Had we managed to pull off a couple of close bouts, we would have been in the semifinals.

"But things sometimes don't go as planned. That's part and parcel of every sport. But we had a very good team and I would like to retain most of the players in the next season as well. They are all very good, gave their 100 per cent. Coaches and support staff were fantastic.

"I have no complains. We gave our best but results did not go our way. But that happens sometimes. Next season I am confident that my team would put up a much better performance," said Batra, who is also the Chairman of BW Businessworld.

First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 20:14 IST