Olympic hero Sakshi Malik exchanges rings with wrestler boyfriend
- Sakshi Malik won a bronze at the Rio Games 2016, while her fiancé won silver winner at Commonwealth Games 2014.
- Both the families are settled in Rothak.
- Another Olympian wrestler, Yogeshwar Dutt got engaged earlier this month.
The engagement ceremony was a private affair with only the family members of the two attending the event. Kadian's father Arjuna awardee Satyavan Pehelwan meanwhile said the wedding day was not yet confirmed.
When he was asked if it was an arranged marriage, the groom's father told Times of India, "They've known each other. The wedding has been planned at the initiative of both the families."
Sakshi bagged a bronze medal at the recently concluded Rio Games 2016, while her fiancé won silver in 97kg in 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He has been training in the akhada run by his father in Rohtak, while Sakshi has been training at Sir Chhotu Ram Stadium Wrestling Academy in the same city.
Sakshi, who was awarded the Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna for her good show at Rio, is the second athlete to get engaged recently. Another Olympian wrestler, Yogeshwar Dutt, got engaged to a Congress leader's daughter on October 9 in Sonipat.