Kicker - Bringing home the gold
WORLD Radio - Kicker - Bringing home the gold
Argentine fencer loses her Olympic match but gets an engagement ring instead
PAUL BUTLER, HOST: Argentine Olympic fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice lost her only fencing event at the Summer games. Hungary’s Anna Marton beat her 15-to-12 in the women’s saber.
But she still’s coming home with gold. As she was being interviewed by Argentina’s TyC Sports after the match, her coach and boyfriend, Lucas Saucedo sneaked in behind her holding up a sign.
It read (in Spanish) “Will you marry me, please?”
Saucedo then dropped to one knee to await her answer.
And as you can probably guess from her reaction, the answer was a resounding “yes.”
A happy ending to her 2021 Olympic journey! En guard!
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