Rio 2016: A marriage proposal at the Olympics medal ceremony

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 boyfriend Qin Kai, in front of a global TV audience, went down on one knee.

Luckily for Qin, who himself won bronze in the men’s three-metre synchronised springboard last week, He Zi said yes.

“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 limelight from her other precious metal, her Olympic medal.

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