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Love in Rio: How Chinese athlete got double decoration on the podium

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Love in Rio: How Chinese athlete got double decoration on the podium

It was double honour for Chinese diver He Zi on Sunday as she walked away with a golden ring in addition to her silver medal.  

Fellow Chinese diver Qin Kai surprised He Zi just after the medal ceremony when he approached her by the poolside and proposed.

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Silver medallist China's He Zi (R), reac

Silver medallist China's He Zi (R), 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 PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Qin dropped down to one knee and held up a small red box with a ring. He then slipped the ring on her finger and handed her a rose contained in a glass case.

He Zi gave Quin a big hug to the cheering of the spectators as they walked away from the poolside.

This is the second marriage proposal at the Rio Olympics as volunteer Marjorie Edna proposed to her girlfriend, Brazilian rugby player Isadora Cerullo, on the pitch last week after a game.

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