New Delhi: Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik is all set to tie the knot with fellow wrestler Satyawart Kadian on Sunday.
— Sakshi Malik (@SakshiMalik) April 1, 2017
Before the wedding, the 24-year-old shared photos of her ‘mehendi’ with her fans yesterday, with a caption, “Time to get coloured with Mehendi for the big day #excited.”
Malik got engaged last October to her long-time boyfriend Kadian at a simple function at her Rohtak residence.
He is the son of famed Arjuna Awardee pehelwan, Satyavan Kadian. The senior Kadian competed in the 1988 Summer Olympics. Last week, Malik requested fans to mark the date of her wedding, with a cute Instagram post.
The 24-year-old Olympian is already a familiar known in India after her Rio exploits, but her would-be husband is still a relatively unknown figure, even though he himself is an established wrestler. 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. Malik carried the Indian flag at the closing ceremony of Rio Olympics.