Rio Olympics 2016: Everyone is getting engaged

Love is in the air at the Rio Olympics. Photo / Washington Post
Love is in the air at the Rio Olympics. Photo / Washington Post

Love is in the air in Rio de Janeiro.

Maybe it's the natural exhilaration of achieving a lifelong goal you've worked toward with the love and support of your significant other. Maybe the sight of those Olympic rings is suggestive. Whatever the reason, it feels like everyone is getting engaged at the Games.

In the latest bended-knee move (degree of difficulty: 0.01), William Claye went from a silver medal-winning performance in the triple jump to proposing to hurdler Queen Harrison, who is not competing in these Games.


For Tom Bosworth, a racewalker from Britain who finished sixth in the 20-kilometer race, the beach provided an unforgettable setting at which to propose to his boyfriend, Harry Dineley. (Harry said yes.)


On Sunday, He Zi, a diver from China, won a silver medal and then got a diamond from her boyfriend.


Before that, Brazilian rugby player Isadora Cerullo accepted a proposal from her girlfriend, Marjorie Enya.


Thankfully, Michael Phelps is already engaged. Otherwise, the Internet might just explode.

- Washington Post

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