British track and field star Tom Bosworth may not have won a gold medal at this year’s Olympic games, but he was a champion in his own right when he became engaged on Monday.
Bosworth, 26, proposed to his boyfriend Harry Dineley on the beach in Rio Di Janiero. Dineley said yes, and photos of Bosworth down on one knee went viral after being posted to social media.
Bosworth came out in 2015 and in an interview with BBC mentioned he had been in “a really happy relationship for the past four and a half years.” Prior to the games, Bosworth was ranked 37th in the world for race walking. At the games, he finished in sixth place in the 20-kilometer walking race.
This is the second gay marriage proposal at the Rio games.
He said YES!!! pic.twitter.com/roXsw7oq8f
— Tom Bosworth (@TomBosworth) August 15, 2016
— Harry Dineley (@harryd1010) August 15, 2016