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Sakshi Malik marries wrestler Satyawart Kadian

Sakshi Malik and wrestler Satyawart Kadian at their wedding ceremony in Rohtak on April 2.  

Rio Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik got married to grappler Satyawart Kadian in a grand wedding ceremony in her hometown here on Sunday evening.

The ceremony was attended by two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and senior Indian National Lok Dal leader Abhay Singh Chautala, among others.

Sakshi (24) and Kadian (23) got engaged in October last, two months after she won the Olympic medal.

Sakshi ended India’s painful wait for a Olympic medal by clinching the bronze in the 58kg category, pulling off a sensational 8-5 victory over Aisuluu Tynybekova in the play-off bout in Rio.

Kadian won a bronze medal in the 2010 Youth Olympics and clinched silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Many sports personalities took to Twitter to congratulate Sakshi. They included cricketer Virender Sehwag, boxer Vijender Singh, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, shuttler Saina Nehwal and para athlete Deepa Malik.

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