In twist, Chinese divers get engaged on Olympic medal stage


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  • Monday, 15 Aug 2016

2016 Rio Olympics - Diving - Women's 3m Springboard Victory Ceremony - Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 14/08/2016. He Zi (CHN) of China recieves a marriage proposal from Olympic diver Qin Kai (CHN) of China after the medal ceremony. She accepted Qin's proposal. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - China's He Zi received the shock of her life when teammate and boyfriend Qin Kai rushed up with a diamond ring during the medal ceremony of the women's 3 metre springboard event, marking the second marriage proposal of the Olympics.

Qin, who won a bronze medal in his own synchronized diving event last week, climbed up to the stage after He received her silver medal, getting down on one knee while holding a red box with the ring and a glass-encased rose.

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