New Delhi: Sakshi Malik, who created history by becoming the first female wrestler to win an Olympic bronze medal, got married to fellow wrestler Satyawart Kadian in Rohtak on Sunday.
The wedding ceremony took place in Rohtak and was attended by many, including Sushil Kumar, who had won medals in wrestling during the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics.
Satyawart Kadian is also a wrestler who won the bronze medal in the 2010 Youth Olympics. After having won bronze in the junior world championships, Kadian’s crowning moment was when he clinched silver in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Satyawart Kadian met Sakshi at the event.
In 2016, Malik became first woman wrestler from India to win an Olympic medal after she pulled off a sensational 8-5 victory over Aisuluu Tynybekova in the play-off bout.
She also became only the fourth Indian grappler to win a medal in the Olympics. Before her Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt had won medals for India.