There are a number of athlete couples competing together in the Olympics this year.
But one Olympic couple — Chinese diver He Zi, and her teammate and boyfriend, Qin Kai — showed up the others by getting engaged.
Qin, 30, proposed to 25-year-old He in a touching moment after she came in second place in the women’s three-metre springboard diving competition on August 14.
Once the athlete picked up her silver medal at the podium, Qin dropped to one knee and popped the question, presenting her with a ring and a red rose, according to the Associated Press.
The diver nodded yes, and the couple — who have been together for six years — embraced in front of a cheering audience.
Here’s the surprise proposal as it unfolded:
“He said a lot of things,” the silver medal winner told the Associated Press, speaking of Qin’s proposal. “He made a lot of promises, but the most important thing is this is the guy I can trust for the rest of my life.”
While the proposal gave He another cause for celebration, her teammate Shi Tingmao — who came in first place with 406.05 points in the same diving competition — picked up a gold medal for their team. He was close in second place, scoring 387.90 points.
This isn’t the first proposal to occur at this year’s Olympics. After a game of rugby, Brazilian player Isadora Cerullo got engaged to her girlfriend Marjorie Enya, a volunteer manager at the event.
Here is a video:
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