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Olympics: Podium to proposal as Chinese pair dive into marriage

/ 07:09 AM August 15, 2016
Silver medallist China's He Zi (R), reacts she receives a marriage proposal from Chinese diver Qin Kai during the podium ceremony of the Women's diving 3m Springboard Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016.   / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON

Silver medallist China’s He Zi (right) reacts as she receives a marriage proposal from Chinese diver Qin Kai during the podium ceremony of the Women’s diving 3m Springboard Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. AFP

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Chinese diver He Zi had a day to remember as no sooner had she stepped down from the podium than boyfriend and fellow Olympic medalist Qin Kai got down on one knee to propose.

He grabbed silver in the women’s 3m springboard Sunday, but Qin — who won bronze in the men’s 3m synchronized springboard last week — won gold for bravery as he popped the question in front of a global TV audience.

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Thankfully, she said yes.

“We’ve been dating for six years, but I didn’t expect him to propose today,” said He, proudly sporting the sparkling new ring.

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“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.”/rga

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