3 Indian sportspersons who married players in the same sport
There have been many high profile Indian sportspersons who have tied the knot within the sports sphere. A reason for there being so many marriages between sportspersons may be that they understand the sacrifices the other has to go through. Both know that their service to the nation is of prime importance.
A few of these Indian couples are: Manjeet Kaur (athletics) and Gurwinder Singh Chandi (field hockey); Rajpal Singh (Hockey) and Avneet Kaur (Shooting); Milkha Singh (Athletics) and Nirmal Kaur (Volleyball); Sania Mirza (Tennis) and Shoaib Malik (Cricket); Dinesh Karthik (Cricket) and Dipika Pallikal (Squash).
While these are phenomenal love stories in their own right, a thing to note is that all these are couples who married someone from a different sport. In this article, however, we list down 3 Indian sportspersons who married players in the same sport.
#3 Geeta Phogat and Pawan Kumar (Wrestling)
Indian wrestling sensation Geeta Phogat tied the knot with Pawan Kumar on 20 November 2016. The Bhiwani-born Geeta has had a phenomenal career in the sport with a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, a gold medal at the 2009 Commonwealth Championship in Jalandhar, and another gold at the 2011 Commonwealth Championship in Melbourne.
She became the first Indian wrestler to win a gold medal in Freestyle wrestling at the CWG. On the other hand, the best achievement of the Delhi-based wrestler Pawan Kumar is winning the Bronze medal at the 2014 Glasgow CWG. He also won a couple of gold medals for the nation, at the 2011 and 2013 Commonwealth Championships, respectively.
The wedding ceremony of the two grapplers took place at Charkhi Dadri in Haryana with Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Sakshi Malik, and Sushil Kumar amongst the most prominent personalities to attend it.
Sakshi Malik and Satyawart Kadian are another couple who are both wrestlers. Soon Vinesh Phogat will also join this list after she announced that she will marry wrestler Somveer Rathi soon.