Olympic Games Rio 2016: Brazilian Rugby Player Gets Engaged in First Olympics Proposal Ever!

Rugby Player Gets Engaged at the Olympics

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Brazil's women's rugby sevens team may have only won ninth overall during Monday night's tournament in the 2016 Summer Olympics, but this sweet, spontaneous moment between a Brazilian player and her girlfriend just won the gold for the cutest moment in all of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics! After the winners of the rugby competition were announced, Brazil's Isadora Cerullo became the first player to get engaged at the Olympics, when her sweetheart unexpectedly popped the question right there on the field.

When USA-bred Isadora Cerullo was offered a spot on Brazilian rugby team — which meant an opportunity to play at the 2016 Olympic games — she jumped at the chance. And her girlfriend of two years, Marjorie Enya, jumped right along with her. The pair moved to São Paulo together and Cerullo has been training ever since. And while her team ultimately didn't win, love sure did.

Isadora Cerullo

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Isadora Cerullo Gets Engaged

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After the medal ceremony following Australia's rugby victory, Enya — who was working as a manager at Deodoro Stadium — appeared on the field where she performed an emotional speech for her bride-to-be and all of the onlookers, before popping the question. Cerullo said yes (duh!) and Enya tied a yellow ribbon — a placeholder for a ring — around her finger and, as if a winning goal was just scored, the crowd went wild.

Isadora Cerullo and Marjorie Enya

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"As soon as I knew she was in the squad I thought I have to make this special," Enya told the BBC. "I know rugby people are amazing and they would embrace it." And embrace it they did! Some bystanders even set the stage by holding up heart-shaped balloons.

"She is the love of my life," Enya continued. "The Olympic Games can look like closure but for me it's starting a new life with someone."

"I wanted to show people that love wins," she said. Heck, it won the gold!

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