‘WE MET ‘N’ BONDED OVER WRESTLING’

Sak­shi Malik talks about her fi­ance Satyawart Ka­dian on V-Day

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - LIFESTYLE - Naina Arora naina.arora@hin­dus­tan­times.com

They may be spend­ing Valen­tine’s Day away from each other but a life­time of togetherness awaits the wrestling cou­ple Sak­shi Malik and Satyawart Ka­dian. The cou­ple are get­ting hitched in April this year. “On Valen­tine’s Day, I’ll be busy train­ing in Lucknow, while Satyawart will be train­ing in Soni­pat, it’s a very sad feel­ing,”says Rio Olympics bronze medal­list Malik who got en­gaged in Oc­to­ber to 2014 Com­mon­wealth Games sil­ver medal­list, Ka­dian.

Cur­rently, Sak­shi is gear­ing up for Asian Cham­pi­onship 2017. For her wed­ding, which is sched­uled for April 2, she has red in mind for her bri­dal wear and she is also keep­ing a tab on the lat­est trends. She says, “Prepa­ra­tions have just started and would only speed up ten days be­fore the day. I haven’t got time to buy the lehenga yet but will do so once my train­ing in Lucknow winds up. Train­ing is keep­ing me busy for more than six hours a day.” Sak­shi is happy that post mar­riage she would get to train with Ka­dian.

Sak­shi feels be­ing in the same field has its ad­van­tages. On how love blos­somed be­tween the two, the wrestler, says: “We both are from Ro­htak. We met and bonded through our com­mon love for wrestling. He’s very sup­port­ive. We of­ten give tips to each other to im­prove our wrestling tech­niques.”

Sak­shi lauds Dan­gal, a film based on the life of wrestlers Geeta and Babita Phogat. She feels such films have helped the sport reach new heights. “Now peo­ple have started pay­ing heed to wrestling and have started un­der­stand­ing the nu­ances of the game through films like Dan­gal and Sul­tan.”

PHOTO: AJINKYA SAWANT/FOTOCORP

PHOTO: IN­STA­GRAM/ SATYAWART_KADIAN

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