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Brazil women's rugby player accepts Olympic marriage proposal

August 09, 2016 19:13 IST
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IMAGE: Rugby player Isadora Cerullo (BRA) of Brazil hugs Marjorie, a volunteer, after receiving her wedding proposal on the sidelines of the women's rugby medal ceremony. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters.

Brazilian women's rugby player Isadora Cerullo melted hearts when she accepted a marriage proposal from her girlfriend at the medals ceremony for the first Olympic rugby sevens competition on Monday.

Television cameras and photographers captured the moment that Marjorie Enya, a manager at the Deodoro stadium in Rio where the competition was played, took the microphone to pop the question to Cerullo on the pitch.

IMAGE: Rugby player Isadora Cerullo (BRA) of Brazil kisses Marjorie, a volunteer, after receiving her wedding proposal on the sidelines of the women's rugby medal ceremony. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters.

A tearful Cerullo accepted and, with no ring, 28-year-old Enya tied a ribbon to her finger.

Cerullo, 25, was a member of the Brazilian squad that narrowly missed out on reaching the knockout rounds of the competition, which was won by Australia. Many of the defeated players, however, watched the medals ceremony taking place.

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