Argentinian fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice could have misplaced out on an Olympic medal Monday, however she gained one thing sudden — a wedding proposal from her longtime coach and associate.
Perez Maurice had simply been crushed within the ladies’s saber when Lucas Guillermo Saucedo determined to erase the sting by popping the query on digicam — flashing a handwritten signal that learn “Will you marry me, please?”
In 2010, Perez Maurice parried her 17-year associate’s proposal with a rejection — however this time her guard was down and she or he determined to make the leap.
“They (the press) instructed me to show round and he had the letter. I forgot every part. I used to be like, ‘Oh my God,’” mentioned the world No. 27, who misplaced 15-12 to Hungary’s Anna Marton.
“We’re very comfortable. We’re excellent companions. After all, we have now fights, however we get pleasure from one another’s time. We love one another a lot, and we need to spend our lives collectively. We’re going to rejoice in Buenos Aires with a giant barbecue,” she added.
Her new fiancé mentioned he might need waited to suggest had Perez Maurice crushed Anna Marton of Hungary. As a substitute, he felt the time was proper.
“I really like her, and when she misplaced the match she acquired very unhappy, so perhaps this proposal ought to change her mentality,” he mentioned. “I wrote on the paper within the second. If she had received, no, I’d have waited for the second.”
Saucedo mentioned he requested an Olympic volunteer for the sheet of paper. The volunteer first refused however agreed after Saucedo provided to commerce him an Olympic pin for the sheet.
The lovebirds are unable to right away go away the Olympic Village on account of COVID-19 restrictions however hope to rejoice again of their native Buenos Aires after flying dwelling this week.
With Submit wires