Argentina fencer gets ENGAGED after elimination from Tokyo Olympic Games as her coach pops the query with a handwritten signal throughout a TV interview – 11 YEARS after he was turned down at World Championships
Moments after fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice was knocked out of the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, her coach made a dramatic lunge of his personal by flashing a handwritten signal that learn ‘Will you marry me? Please’.
It was the second try by the Argentine fencer’s coach and companion of 17 years, Lucas Guillermo Saucedo, after his 2010 proposal on the World Fencing Championships was rebuffed.
Thankfully for Saucedo, this time Perez Maurice stated sure, earlier than she broke down in tears.
Argentine fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice obtained a proposal from her coach whereas on TV
Maurice, who rejected a proposal from her companion again in 2010, broke down into tears
The spontaneous proposal arrived after she was eradicated from the Tokyo Olympic Games
‘I overlook all the things, you already know,’ the world No 27 stated, after a 15-12 loss to Hungary’s Anna Marton on the Makuhari Messe Hall exterior Tokyo ended her third Olympic run.
‘I stated sure, in fact,’ she smiled.
She added: ‘They (the press) advised me to show round, and he had the letter. I forgot all the things. I used to be like, ‘oh my god’.
‘We are very comfortable. We are superb companions. Of course, we now have fights, however we get pleasure from one another’s time.
‘We love one another a lot, and we need to spend our lives collectively.
Media members had been telling her to show round to learn a handwritten facet from her coach
There was a thumbs up seal of approval afterwards after Maurice (proper) agreed to get engaged
‘We are going to rejoice in Buenos Aires with a giant barbecue.’
Had she received her occasion then the proposal would have been placed on maintain.
‘I wrote on the paper within the second,’ he defined. ‘If she had received, no, I’d have waited for the second.’
Saucedo stated he determined to suggest once more on Monday morning and requested an Olympic volunteer on the venue for a sheet of paper to jot down his proposal on.
The volunteer first refused however agreed after Saucedo provided to commerce him an Olympic pin for the paper.
The honeymoon should wait – the couple are unable to instantly go away the Olympic Village attributable to COVID-19 restrictions.
They hope to rejoice again of their native Buenos Aires after flying dwelling this week.
Maurice (left) was crushed by Hungary’s Anna Marton within the Women’s Sabre Individual occasion
There was to be a contented ending within the media room afterwards as she leaves Tokyo engaged