Surprise marriage proposal relieves defeat for Olympic fencer – .

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Surprise marriage proposal relieves defeat for Olympic fencer – .


CHIBA, Japan – For Argentinian fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice, the spur of an Olympic defeat was quickly parried by a stroke of love.
Perez Maurice had just been beaten in women’s saber when his trainer and longtime partner Lucas Guillermo Saucedo turned the loss into a surprise proposal.

While Perez Maurice spoke to reporters, Saucedo held up a handwritten note asking “Will you marry me” in Spanish. She has accepted.

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

Saucedo said he might have waited to ask the question if Perez Maurice had beaten Anna Marton of Hungary. Instead, he felt the time had come.

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

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