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Sport Argentine Fencer Gets Marriage Proposal After Olympics Debut

09:25  26 july  2021
09:25  26 july  2021 Source:   si.com

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The wedding proposal came while Perez Maurice was giving an interview to Argentine television. Behind her was her coach and partner, Lucas Saucedo, holding a piece of paper with an inscription on it. Viewers could see it, but the fencer had her back turned. The fencer began to scream when she saw the sign, her boyfriend knelt down and made a request: “Tell me yes, tell me yes”. “Yes, yes,” reacted Perez Maurice, whose gaze began to blur with a few tears. Shortly after , both were giving an interview to Argentine television in which they talked about their work together and their projects for

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Argentine fencer María Belén Pérez Maurice was eliminated in the first round but had a little surprise waiting for her in her post-match interview.

She went to Tokyo in search of a medal. Instead, she'll leave with a ring.

In her decades-long career, 36-year-old Argentine fencer María Belén Pérez Maurice has stockpiled many achievements, but until this year had never represented her country at the Olympics. That changed on Monday, and though she was eliminated in the first round, she was surprised during her post-match interview with a marriage proposal by her coach and partner, Lucas Saucedo.

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There are dramatic marriage proposals - and then there's proposing during the biggest sporting competition in the world. Chinese diver He Zi had just received a silver medal for the women's three-metre springboard at the Rio Olympics on Sunday. But she ended up with another prize when her "We've been dating for six years, but I didn't expect him to propose today," she said. "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." But some viewers have suggested that his shock proposal stole the

The Rio 2016 Olympics has witnessed its second wedding proposal after Chinese diver Qin Kai popped the question on the podium to silver medalist He Zi.

Thankfully, she said yes.

Belén Pérez Maurice has twice medaled at the Pan American Games, winning bronze in 2015 and silver in 2019. She won gold at the 2014 Pan American Championships. She lost to Hungary's Anna Marton in her first-round matchup, but there will likely still be celebrating after an Olympics debut that won't be forgotten any time soon.

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