Vinesh Phogat got engaged at the Delhi Airport right after grabbing a Gold at the Asian Games! #TheDangalgirl
Vinesh Phogat – the woman who made history on winning the historic Gold medal at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta (and being the first Indian woman to bagg it), is her happiest self for reasons more than this!
What an incredibly phenomenal feeling to win the #AsianGames Gold 🥇👌 This medal is for #India 🇮🇳 and for all our wonderful people who keep motivating me with their blessings and good wishes 😊 A big thank you to the @wrestlingfederation, SAI, @olympicgoldquest, and coach Woller Akos who have played important roles in my journey towards this medal. A big thank you and a tight hug to my physio @ruchu_31 and the entire team for keeping my body in great shape! This is just the start 🙏💪 #NeverStop
The wrestler returned to India on Saturday which coincidentally was also her 24th birthday. And while she was gearing up to celebrate her victory and her birthday, little did she know something more special awaited her back in Delhi!
Her long-term boyfriend and former national-level wrestler Somveer Rathee had planned a surprise proposal. He had been planning to propose her on her birthday, so he rushed to the airport as soon as her lady-love landed and popped the question right outside the airport! ….and she said yes in a heartbeat.
The much-in-love couple is said to have exchanged engagement rings at the airport in the presence of Vinesh’s uncle Mahavir Phogat (yes the Dangal dad) and Somveer’s mother.
The two have known each other for the last seven years. Right after that she posted a picture on instagram saying, “The best decision I ever made! Glad you pinned me for life.” *awwww*
They even cut their engagement cake at the airport itself, which I think is just adorable!
Here’s wishing these love birds a lifetime of happiness!