Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Rio: US Triple Jumper Proposes To Girlfriend After Win

Moments after winning the silver medal, Team USA triple jumper Will Claye proposed to his girlfriend Queen Harrison.

Claye became the fifth Olympian to propose during the games after 27-year-old Harrison, herself a hurdler and former Olympian, with a huge diamond ring.

Claye said: 'When I woke up this morning I was like, "Today is going to be the best day of my life.'"

'I'm going to go out there and do what I have to do on the track first and I am going to make her my fiancée after that.'

He climbed over a railing before being helped up a wall and into the seating area where he found Harrison before dropping to one knee on the row of seats in front.

Harrison played it cool for a moment, resting her chin in her hand as she gave a quizzical look, before saying yes as the pair shared an emotional hug.

'I told her she was my best friend. I told her she was my rib. I told her I want to grow old with her,' Claye recounted.

'I want her to be by my side for the rest of my life. She's helped me to grow into the man I am today.'