Canadian Olympic diver shocked by diamond ring after winning silver in Tokyo – .

Canadian Olympic diver shocked by diamond ring after winning silver in Tokyo – .

Canadian Olympic diver Jennifer Abel made a triumphant return to Montreal on Monday after winning silver in the women’s three-meter synchronized springboard with teammate Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu.

The 29-year-old from Laval, Que., Was greeted at Trudeau International Airport by friends and family, including his boyfriend and professional boxer David Lemieux, who was eager to ask the question.

Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTTM), which manages Lemieux’s career, posted an article about the surprise proposal on his Facebook page.

“I’ve been thinking about it for a long time,” Lemieux told EOTTM. “But I was waiting for the right moment. “

On Tuesday, Abel confirmed the news of her engagement on Instagram, sharing a photo with her fiance with the caption: “I said yes to my soul mate. “

Clicking on the arrow in the photo reveals the moment when Lemieux fell to his knees.

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Abel, for her part, said she was left speechless by the grand gesture.

“I was so surprised and happy that I didn’t have any words,” she told EOTTM. “My face, however, said it all. “

Lemieux added that he also waited for Abel to complete his “Olympic mission” before asking for her hand in marriage.

“I am so proud of her and everything she has accomplished,” he said. “I followed all of his performances day after day. “

Although family and friends were unable to attend the Tokyo games in person due to COVID-19 restrictions, Abel said she could feel the support from afar.

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“They were following me at all times,” she told EOTTM. “I think David feels the same jet lag as I do, even though he’s stayed here. “

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As Abel won her second career Olympic medal in Tokyo, after winning bronze in the three-meter synchronized in London 2012 with then partner Émilie Heymans, she added that an individual would have been fine.

Abel finished eighth on the three-meter springboard on August 1 after tripping on his third dive.

“Despite this difficult year for everyone, I could not have hoped for better,” she said. “I’m happy to come back with a silver medal even though I would have liked to get one individually.

But Abel doesn’t look back.

“I am ready… to move on to a new chapter in my life,” she said, “with David. “

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Montreal Olympian Jennifer Abel

Montreal Olympian Jennifer Abel – May 25, 2021
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