Superstar Vinesh Phogat has announced her engagement to fellow wrestler Somveer Rathi, a former national championships bronze medal winner.
The 23-year-old, who became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold on Monday, took to social media to reveal the news.
Vinesh posted a photograph of herself with Somveer on Instagram. The caption of the image reads: "The best decision I ever made! Glad you pinned me for life."
Somveer is currently working as Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) with the Northern Railways in Rajasthan, according to Times Now.
Vinesh was on fire in the ongoing Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang. The Haryana wrestler, hailing from the famous Phogat family, made light work of Japan's Irie Yuki 6-2 in the final of women's 50kg freestyle event to claim the gold.
The young wrestler made her intentions clear by decimating Rio Olympic bronze medalist Sun Yanan in the first round — 8-2.
With technical knockouts against Kim Hyungjoo and Dauletbike in the quarter-final and semi-final, Vinesh headed into the final as the overwhelming favourite and she truly lived up to the expectations.
The Commonwealth Games 2018 gold medalist was an embodiment of determination at the Games as she conquered Asia, two years after suffering a career-threatening injury at Rio Games quarter-final.
When Vinesh rubbished speculations of romantic relationship with Neeraj Chopra
Notably, Vinesh had rubbished a news report that had speculated a romantic relationship with Commonwealth Games javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra.
Both the Indian athletes are often seen cheering for each other during multi-sport events but the young wrestler insisted that it was "simple gesture of being present when one athlete is chasing glory."
Notably, Neeraj was cheering for Vinesh when the latter was taking on Yuki in the Asian Games gold medal match on Monday.
"Really sad to see that a simple gesture of being present when one athlete is chasing glory for #India is painted in the wrong light," Vinesh had written while sharing a clip of the newspaper report on Twitter.