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Rio Olympics: Chinese diver proposed to after winning silver medal

He Zi (R) of China receives a marriage

He Zi (R) of China receives a marriage proposal from Chinese diver Ki Qin (L) after winning the silver medal in the women's 3m Springboard final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Diving events at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 14 August 2016. Credit: EPA / PATRICK B. KRAEMER

Love is in the air at the Olympic diving pool.

After He Zi earned silver in women’s 3-meter springboard, the Chinese diver accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend and fellow diver Qin Kai as she stepped off the medal podium Sunday.

A serious-looking Qin opened a box with a ring inside, took it out and slipped it on He’s finger after she nodded yes.

She clapped her right hand over her mouth and Qin gave her a red rose encased in glass.

The crowd roared in delight as the couple hugged.


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