'Will you marry me?' Chinese diver proposes to teammate at Rio.

'Will you marry me?' Chinese diver proposes to teammate at Rio.

China's ace woman diver He Zi had just collected her silver medal at the Rio Olympics but her boyfriend and teammate Qin Kai, in front of a global TV audience, sprang a surprise by going down on one knee and proposing with a diamond ring, marking the second marriage proposal at the ongoing Games.

Just moments after receiving her silver medal in Sunday's 3-meter springboard event, 25-year-old He was asked to take a very different kind of plunge by Qin, a fellow Olympic diver.

Qin, 30, who bent low on one knee by the podium before offering up a box containing a diamond engagement ring.

He did not appear to be expecting a proposal straight after winning a silver medal.
"We've been dating for over six years," He told reporters.

"I didn't know that he would propose today, and I didn't expect that I would marry myself out so early," an overwhelmed He said while wiping tears from her eyes.

"He (Qin) said a lot of things there at the podium. He made a lot of promises, but the thing that has touched me the most is that I think this is the guy I can trust for the rest of my life."

Qin, a bronze medalist in the men's synchronized 3-meter springboard, also gave his wife-to-be a red rose encased in glass.

It's the second engagement to take place at a Rio Games venue, following that of Brazilian rugby player Isadora Cerullo and girlfriend Marjorie Enya last Monday.

But there was no ring on that occasion, as Enya used a gold ribbon to tie around Cerullo's finger.

"The Olympic Games can look like closure but, for me, it's starting a new life with someone," Enya told the BBC. "I wanted to show people that love wins."

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