Published On: Mon, Aug 15th, 2016

Rio 2016: A marriage proposal at the Olympics medal ceremony

Chinese diver He Zi had just received a silver medal for the women’s three-metre springboard at the Rio Olympics on Sunday, while her boyfriend Qin Kai, who himself won bronze in the men’s three-metre synchronised springboard last week, went down on one knee.

 In front of a global audience witness on TV, He Zi said yes and burst with tears.

“We’ve been dating for six years, but I didn’t expect him to propose today, ” she said. “He said a lot of things, made a lot of promises, but I think the thing that touched me the most is I think this is the guy I can trust for the rest of my life.”

The audiences has divided about the gesture. Some social users say it is “sweet and romantic”, while others said “What a way to add pressure to her, having the entire world watch her as she makes such a private and life-changing decision”.



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