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Kicker - Bringing home the gold

WORLD Radio - Kicker - Bringing home the gold

Argentine fencer loses her Olympic match but gets an engagement ring instead


Maria Belen Perez Maurice of Argentina, left, and Anna Marton of Hungary compete in the women's individual round of 32 Sabre competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Chiba, Japan Hassan Ammar/Associated Press Photo

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!

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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