He Zi
He Zi

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) Chinese swimmer He Zi was surprised by a marriage proposal from her boyfriend and fellow diver Qin Kai after receiving her women’s 3-metre springboard silver medal at the Rio Olympics.

Quin asked her to marry him in front of the audience at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on Sunday, reports Efe.

Shortly after the medal ceremony, He Zi, 25, silver medallist in Rio and gold medallist in the 3m springboard synchronised diving at the 2012 London Games, received the marriage proposal when her boyfriend got down on his knee and gave her a diamond ring and flowers.

Visibly excited, she said “Yes!”

The groom-to-be, Qin, earlier won bronze in the men’s synchronised 3m springboard together with Cao Yuan.

In the diving competition, He Zi finished second in the final of the women’s 3m springboard behind compatriot Shi Tingmao while Italy’s Tania Cagnotto won bronze.


    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

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