Chinese Diver Wins Silver Medal at the Olympics — Then Her Boyfriend Suddenly Appears

Chinese diver He Zi was awarded a silver medal for the women’s 3-meter springboard on Sunday night when her boyfriend Qin Kai suddenly appeared, got down on one knee and proposed to her.

Qin, who’s also a diver from China, had been dating He for six years and earned a bronze medal himself in the men’s 3-meter springboard.

To the delight of Qin and everyone in the stadium, He Zi accepted the proposal and the couple held each other in a warm embraced while the whole stadium started cheering.

“We’ve been dating for six years, but I didn’t expect him to propose today,” He told reporters. “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.”

Earlier that morning, Qin reportedly almost ruined his surprised. “This morning in his room he was reciting something and I didn’t notice [what it was]. I asked him and he said he was singing,” He said. “I didn’t know he was [practicing] the proposal.”

While everyone is most likely happy for the newly-engaged couple, some netizens questioned whether it was appropriate for Qin to interrupt He’s moment, citing that the proposal downplays the celebration of He’s athlete accomplishment.

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Regardless, we’re certainly happy for the couple and wish them well!

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