World number one wrestler Bajrang Punia will soon tie the knot with grappler Sangeeta, youngest of the Phogat sisters, family sources said on Thursday.
The wedding ceremony is likely to take place after the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Bajrang, the 65-kg category wrestler, and Sangeeta — who is a former national medalist in the 59-kg weight category, — have communicated to their families their decision to marry, a member of the Phogat family told IANS.
Sangeeta’s father Mahavir Singh told the media that it was the wish of the children and “we respect their feelings”.
Talking about Punia, he is the only Indian wrestler to claim two World Championships medals and stands out not just for his performances on the mat. He is unique for his wholehearted devotion to wrestling and for being true to himself.
Punia has set his sights on his Mission 2020: the Tokyo Olympics. For the last two years, journey of the 25-year-old has been surreal. He not only has won medals consistently at several top-level events but also has maintained supreme fitness despite the gruelling schedule.
(With inputs from IANS)