Olympic Fencer Gets Hit With Marriage Proposal Following Loss

Argentine fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice is feeling all the feels this weekend. The sting of an Olympic defeat quickly turned into a victory of love. Perez Maurice had just been beaten in the women’s saber when her longtime coach and partner Lucas Guillermo Saucedo turned the loss into a surprise marriage proposal.

While Perez Maurice was speaking to reporters, Saucedo held up a handwritten note asking:

“Do you want to marry me” in Spanish. She accepted.

“They [the media] told me to turn around, and he had the letter. I forgot everything. I was like, ‘Oh my God,'” she said. “We are very happy. We are very good partners. Of course, we have fights, but we enjoy each other’s time. We love each other so much, and we want to spend our lives together. We are going to celebrate in Buenos Aires with a big barbecue.”

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Saucedo said he might have waited to pop the question had Perez Maurice beaten Anna Marton of Hungary.

Instead, he felt the time was right.

“I love her, and when she lost the match she got very sad, so maybe this proposal should change her mentality,” he said. “I wrote on the paper in the moment. If she had won, no, I would have waited for the moment.”

That’s one way to get over a tough loss.

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