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. Social media users who love to comment on everything have divisive views about the proposal; some users say that his proposal upstaged the glory of her medal win, while others say it merely added to her medal tally.
One twitter user tweeted it’s such a sweet and romantic gesture by Qin Kai while one twitter user tweeted “What a way to add pressure to her, having the entire world watch her as she makes such a private and life-changing decision”. It was also a top trend in twitter of China known as ‘Weibo’.
We wish He Zi and Qin Kai best of luck for their future.