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China's silver medalist He Zi, right, receives a marriage proposal from bronze medalist and fellow Chinese diver Qin Kai during the podium ceremony of the women's diving 3-m springboard final in Rio de Jainero on Aug. 14, 2016
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Chinese diver He Zi received both a silver medal for the women’s 3-m springboard and a marriage proposal at the Rio Olympics on Sunday.

Boyfriend Qin Kai, 30, who had won bronze in the men’s 3-m synchronized springboard last week, seized the moment at the podium ceremony, bent down on one knee and offered up an engagement ring, according to Reuters.

“I didn’t know he would propose today,” said 25-year-old He, who tearfully accepted the proposal.

The sporting couple have been dating for the past six years.

“He said a lot of things there at the podium. He made a lot of promises, but the thing that has touched me the most is that I think this is the guy I can trust for the rest of my life,” He said

This is the second proposal seen so far at the Rio Games. Brazilian women’s rugby player Isadora Cerullo said yes to girlfriend Marjorie Enya after the rugby sevens final between New Zealand and Australia.


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