Argentine fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice accepted a wedding proposal from her long-term companion and coach in entrance of tv cameras on the Olympics on Monday, the second time he had posed the query in related trend.
The athlete, after a first-round exit in her third Olympics, was disappointedly answering questions from reporters when her coach, Lucas Saucedo, appeared behind her with a chunk of paper in his hand studying “Do you want to marry me?”. He put one knee to the bottom.
“Tell me yes, a lot of people are looking at us,” he mentioned.
In 2010, Saucedo tried an identical stunt on the world championships in Paris, however with far much less luck. Back then, she replied: “Is this a joke or what?”
Eleven years on, although, she mentioned sure.
“I was speechless. I said to myself ‘Oh my God’,” mentioned Perez Maurice, who has been in a relationship with Saucedo for 17 years. “We’re going to celebrate it in Argentina around a big asado (a traditional barbecue).”
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It was an ideal finish to a day which began with a 15-12 loss to Hungarian Anna Marton within the ladies’s sabre occasion.
On Sunday, Germany soccer ahead Max Kruse efficiently requested his girlfriend to marry him on stay TV after his staff’s 3-2 win over Saudi Arabia.