After stealing the entire nation’s heart at the Rio Olympic Games recently by winning the bronze medal, wrestler Sakshi Mailk, 24, is getting married to a man who is two years younger than her, it has been revealed. The name of the man is Satyawart Kadian and what he does is, what else, wrestle for a living. And quite successfully at that, even on the international stage.
Both Sakshi Malik and Satyawart Kadian are from Rohtak – the latter’s father Satyawan runs a famous akhada in the town and was himself a famous wrestler having been picked for the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988 and he was also given the Arjuna Award by the government in appreciation of his work.
While Sakshi Malik may have won the bronze medal at Olympic Games, Satyawart Kadian is not medal-less himself. Quite to the contrary, in fact. He is a big boy and competes in the 97 kg category. He is also very young, but that did not stop him from wooing Sakshi, quite successfully at that. Satyawart has won medals at the international level and that too at prestigious events. Satyawart won silver at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014 and in the same year he also won a bronze at the Asian Championships.
The romance between Sakshi Malik and Satyawart Kadian is not new. In fact, those who may follow the latter on the social media would have instantly come to know about the affair when he was amongst the first to congratulate Sakshi Malik when she won the bronze medal by posting a message on Facebook. It is unclear whether Sakshi Malik will continue with her wrestling career post-marriage, while Satyawart himself is expected to go ahead it.