women’s 3metres springboard at the Rio Olympics on Sunday, August 14, Chinese diver, He Zi ended up with another prize when her boyfriend Qin Kai, in front of a global TV audience, went down on one knee.
Qin Kai rushed up with a diamond
ring during the medal ceremony of
the women’s 3 metre springboard
event, marking the second marriage
proposal of the Olympics.
Speaking on her proposal, she said,
“I didn’t know he would propose
today and I didn’t expect myself to
marry myself out so early,” said He,
who tearfully accepted the proposal
with a big hug.
“I saw him during the afternoon and he seemed to be memorising
something, so I asked him ‘what are
you doing?’ and he said he was
singing,” she told reporters.
“I’ve forgotten most of what he’s
said (during the proposal), but it’s
largely what you can expect like
promises, but what touched me the
most is that he said he was willing to be bullied by me for life.”.
The 25-year-old He Zi has been dating the 30-year-old Qin for the past six years, she added.