Chinese diver He Zi had quite the memorable day on Sunday at the Olympics in Rio.
He placed second in the 3-meter springboard — her teammate, Shi Tingmao, placed first — and, immediately following the medals ceremony, her boyfriend, fellow Olympic diver Qin Kai, proposed to her.
Standing just beside the podium, Qin dropped to one knee and held a red ring box before her. He said yes before emotionally hiding her face. After Qin slipped the ring on her finger and handed her a glass-encased red rose, the pair embraced and He waved at the crowd with a huge smile on her face.
Qin, a bronze medalist in the men’s synchronized 3-meter springboard, excitedly gave the crowd a thumbs up.
Needless to say, the crowd was effusive, and commentators confessed to getting choked up. Even He’s competitors, Shi and bronze medalist Tania Cagnotto of Italy, were smiling and cheering.
“We’ve been dating for over six years,” He told reporters, according to CNN. “I didn’t know that he would propose today, and I didn’t expect that I would marry myself out so early. [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.”
This marked the second engagement of the Olympic Games thus far. Volunteer Marjorie Edna popped the question to her girlfriend, Brazilian rugby player Isadora Cerullo, on the pitch last week and tied a gold ribbon around her finger.
Watch He and Qin’s romantic moment above.