Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman to win wrestling gold at the ongoing Asian Games 2018 and now, the 24-year old has another reason to celebrate. The flyweight wrestler got engaged to longtime boyfriend Somvir Rathi on Saturday upon her return from Jakarta. The interesting part about the engagement was that the ceremony took place completely at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. Somvir who is a Greco-Roman wrestler and Vinesh exchanged rings at the airport and the cake cutting ceremony also took place there in the presence of both the families.
Vinesh defeated Japan’s Yuki Irie in the 50 kg women’s Freestyle final to clinch India’s second gold in wrestling after Bajrang Punia bagged one in men’s 65kg. The 23-year-old thrashed her Japanese opponent Yuki Irie 6-2 to give India their second gold of the tournament. Reflecting on her gold medal-winning performance which saw her become the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Asian Games, Phogat said her next focus was on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “The next major competition is Olympics but I will also go for all the competitions that take place in between and give my best there,” she told reporters.