Just when we thought the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games couldn't get more exciting, a runner's guide proposed live on the track.
Visually impaired runner Keula Nidreia Pereira Semedo and her guide Manuel Antonio Vaz da Veiga had just finished the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 Women's 200m T11 Heat 4 event. Despite running a season-best 33.04 seconds, Semedo, representing Cape Verde, came in fourth.
Though it was disappointing to see her disqualified, the energy quickly changed when Da Veiga gathered the other runners around and dropped to one knee.
Keula Nidreia Pereira Semedo from Cape Verde got a surprise marriage proposal from guide after her Tokyo Paralympic… https://t.co/hTv7vntYJp— SABC Sport (@SABC Sport) 1630573562.0
Da Veiga asked Semedo to marry him and Semedo said yes! He placed the ring on Semedo's finger and the two embraced.
The runner's opponents and their guides cheered and congratulated them.
So did people from all over on Twitter.
@Paralympics My wife is in tears looking at this on tv!!! Congratulations to you both, may you have a long and happy life together.— Steve (@Steve) 1630563495.0
@Paralympics Congratulations to the pair. She may not have won a gold madal. But she walked away with something better.— gordon j hotcchkiss (@gordon j hotcchkiss) 1630575169.0
A marriage proposal took place during #Athletics today! Completely unexpected, but all the more heartwarming! Congr… https://t.co/uvi2FpEzkp— 富士子ムネ（Fujiko Mune） (@富士子ムネ（Fujiko Mune）) 1630556662.0
This wasn't the only Tokyo Games proposal.
Argentine fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice was proposed to during a post-match interview. Her coach of 17 years, Lucas Saucedo, proposed by holding a sign asking her to marry him.
Saucedo initially proposed in 2010 but was rejected. But this time, Perez Maurice agreed.
Y después del combate de esgrima le pidieron casamiento a María Belén Pérez Maurice en vivo. https://t.co/wEmGuOW7CB— Rústico (@Rústico) 1627268110.0
There's still a few days left of the Paralympics this year, which means plenty of time left for another proposal.
Only time will tell what will happen in these final moments.