Posted by News Express | 15 August 2021 | 593 times
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games may have come and gone but the memories will definitely linger for long. One of such memories is that of love as some of the participants did not only hunt for medals but also of love.
News Express Nigeria Television monitored developments and is happy to bring you reports about two dramatic love moments of the Games held in Japan from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
One of the outstanding dramatic love moments was when a football star asked his girlfriend to marry him on live TV after winning his event.
Union Berlin star Max Kruse had a day to remember on Sunday, July 25, 2021.
Not only did he help Germany to a 3-2 win in the Olympics over Saudi Arabia, in the aftermath of the game, he asked his girlfriend to marry him live on TV.
In the aftermath of the game, the 33 years old Kruse proposed to his girlfriend live on television. He took off his jersey to display a T-shirt that displayed a message, got on his knee and asked if she wanted to be his wife.
“I actually wanted to wait until I scored a goal – but who knows if I can do it,” Kruse joked later.
It was only subsequently confirmed that his girlfriend had accepted the offer.
In a similar development the next day, Argentine fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice accepted a marriage proposal from her long-term partner and coach in front of television cameras at the Olympics, the second time he had posed the question in similar fashion.
The athlete, after a first-round exit in her third Olympics, was disappointedly answering questions from reporters when her coach, Lucas Saucedo, appeared behind her with a piece of paper in his hand reading “Do you want to marry me?” He put one knee to the ground.
“Tell me yes, a lot of people are looking at us,” he said.
In 2010, Saucedo tried a similar stunt at the world championships in Paris, but with far less luck. Back then, she replied: “Is this a joke or what?”
Eleven years on, though, she said yes.
“I was speechless. I said to myself ‘Oh my God’,” said Perez Maurice, who has been in a relationship with Saucedo for 17 years. “We’re going to celebrate it in Argentina around a big asado (a traditional barbecue).”
It was a great end to a day which started with a 15-12 loss to Hungarian Anna Marton in the women’s sabre event.
Were these the only two love encounters at the Tokyo 202 Olympics? By no means! But these were the most spectacular ones we documented.
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