Qin held up a small red box with a ring, slipped the ring on He’s finger and handed her a rose contained in a glass case. “I didn’t know he would propose today and I didn’t expect to marry myself off so early. I’ve forgotten most of what he said [during the proposal], but it was largely what you might have expected, like promises, but what touched me the most was that he said he was willing to be ‘bullied’ by me for life.”
Zi told newsmen afterwards He Zi has been dating the 30-year-old Qin for the past six years. The couple received a big cheer from the crowd as they left the pool. Athletes from other countries came forward to Zi to congratulate her and admire the ring.