Tokyo Olympics, Fencing Athletes are Engaged by Coaches After the Games

Tokyo Olympics, Fencing Athletes are Engaged by Coaches After the Games

Maria Belen Perez Maurice, a female fencer from Argentina lost in the Tokyo Olympics against Anna Marton, a fencer from Hungary, on Monday, July 26, 2021 at Makuhari Messe Hall, a suburb of the capital Tokyo. Perez Maurice failed to bring home a medal, but he went home with the status already proposed.

UMMATIMES - After losing the match, Perez Maurice's fencing coach named Lucas Guillermo Saucedo knelt before him while taking out a ring and saying 'please, will you marry me?'

This time, Perez Maurice said yes, he accepted the proposal. For Saucedo, this is the second time he has proposed to Perez Maurice.

The first application was made in 2010, when Perez Maurice was only 17 years old. After 10 years later or when Perez Maurice is now 27 years old, Saucedo tries to propose to her again and this time Perez Maurice accepts.

"I forgot everything (about losing after being proposed). Of course I said yes," said Perez Maurice.

Saucedo said he decided to propose to Perez Maurice again by asking the Tokyo Olympic volunteers who were in the competition hall to show his marriage proposal paper.

The happy athlete and coach couple are looking forward to celebrating their joy with the rest of the family after returning to the capital city of Buenos Aires this week.