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US Triple Jumper Will Claye Proposes to Girlfriend After Silver Medal Win

Claye popped the question to Queen Harrison, who competed in the 2008 Games in Beijing



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    Will Claye of the United States celebrates after winning the silver medal in the Men's Triple Jump Final by proposing to his girlfriend Queen Harrison on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 16, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    American triple jumper Will Claye now has two reasons to celebrate. 

    Immediately after winning the silver medal, the San Diego-based athlete proposed to his girlfriend Queen Harrison in Rio on Tuesday. She said yes. 

    Claye landed a personal best with a 17.76-meter jump — not good enough for the gold. That went to the U.S.’s Christian Taylor. The two repeated the same

    The silver medalist wasted no time after his win to put the ring on Harrison’s finger.

    Harrison is also an Olympic athlete. The hurdler competed in the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing and won gold in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. 

    Draped in the stars and stripes, and surrounded by fans and photographers, Claye popped the question. 

    News of the proposal lit up social media, with fans sharing photos of the ring.

    But their love story isn’t the only one brewing in Rio — several other couples have become betrothed at the Games this year. 

    British speed walker Tom Bosworth tweeted a photo of him proposing to his boyfriend, Harry Dineley, on Wednesday. 

    “He said YES!!!” the caption said. 

    Chinese divers Qin Kai and He Zi became engaged after Qin proposed following her silver medal win. Even though they were dating for the last six years, he told The Associated Press that the proposal came as a surprise. 

    "He said a lot of things," He said, describing Qin's speech. "He made a lot of promises, but the most important thing is this is the guy I can trust for the rest of my life." 

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    Last Monday, Brazilian rugby player Isadora Cerullo accepted her girlfriend Marjorie Enya’s marriage proposal. Enya, an Olympic venue manager, popped the question after the medal ceremony following the first women’s rugby sevens final. It was the first proposal in Rio. 

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.