Chinese Diver Gets Marriage Proposal on Olympic Podium

Chines bronze medal diver Qin Xai proposed to fellow diver silver medalist He Xi during a medal podium ceremony and packed crowd in rio olympics swimming arena

Olympics is the biggest celebration of human spirit and emotions run high everywhere. But the emotion which took the centerstage during a medal ceremony of women springboard diving, was Love!

Chinese diver He Xi won a silver medal but she was overwhelmed with emotions when she received a marriage proposal from her bf, fellow Chinese diver Qin Xai.

As the event unfolded everyone knew that even these world class athletes with nerves of steel are mere humans when it comes to Love. Qin Xai has himself won a bronze medal at rio olympics in synchronised diving.

"We've been dating for over six years, but I didn't expect him to propose today," He Xi told reporters after the emotional event.

"He (Qin) said a lot of things there at the podium. He made a lot of promises, but the thing that has touched me the most is that I think this is the guy I can trust for the rest of my life."

Checkout the story unfolding in pics.

Chines bronze medal diver Qin Xai proposed to fellow diver silver medalist He Xi during a medal podium ceremony and packed crowd in rio olympics swimming arena

In a first of its kind spectacle, Qin Xai went down on his knees in front of a full house in the swimming arena. He propose to her holding a velvet box in his hand. Overwhelmed with emotion she could only manage to nod in approval as he opened the box.

Chines bronze medal diver Qin Xai proposed to fellow diver silver medalist He Xi during a medal podium ceremony and packed crowd in rio olympics swimming arena

Qin Xai clenched his fist as a reaction to the biggest win of his life, as he won over the hand of the girl he loves. He also gave a 'thumbs up' to the crowd for getting behind him during the nervous moments.

Chines bronze medal diver Qin Xai proposed to fellow diver silver medalist He Xi during a medal podium ceremony and packed crowd in rio olympics swimming arena
Chines bronze medal diver Qin Xai proposed to fellow diver silver medalist He Xi during a medal podium ceremony and packed crowd in rio olympics swimming arena

With the crowd applauding the proposal and acceptance, Xai gave her fiancee a red rose in a glass and hugged her. It was her day as she held her a rose in one hand and olympic trophy in other.

Chines bronze medal diver Qin Xai proposed to fellow diver silver medalist He Xi during a medal podium ceremony and packed crowd in rio olympics swimming arena
Chines bronze medal diver Qin Xai proposed to fellow diver silver medalist He Xi during a medal podium ceremony and packed crowd in rio olympics swimming arena

Gold medalist Shi Tingmao (Right) and bronze medalist Tania Cagnotto of Italy are as excited and appreciative as anyone from the crowd about what they just witnessed.