1: A rugby sevens player was proposed to by her girlfriend following finals at Rio de Janeiro games
A Brazilian women’s rugby sevens player has become the first athlete to receive a marriage proposal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
Isadora Cerullo, 25, was a member of the Brazil squad that narrowly missed out on reaching the knockout rounds.
After the medal ceremony following the first women’s rugby sevens final in Olympic history on Monday had ended, Marjorie Enya, Cerullo’s girlfriend and a manager at Deodoro Stadium, asked her to marry her.
“As soon as I knew she was in the squad I thought I have to make this special,” she said. “I know rugby people are amazing and they would embrace it.”
The couple had been together for two years.
“She is the love of my life,” Enya told the BBC. “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.”
Cerullo grew up in North Carolina and holds dual citizenship of Brazil and the United States.
Though she had never lived in Brazil before, she moved with Enya to São Paulo to focus on making the women’s rugby sevens squad for the Games.
According to Outsports, there are at least 45 publicly out lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex athletes at the Rio games, as well as three coaches.
Several out athletes are also taking part in the Paralympics.
Get the Faster, Smarter & Sharper experience with the all-new moto x 4 6GB variant To be avread more
Eleventh Edition • Concludes the first part of its 11th Edition • Smt. Kashibai Navale College oread more
Expands its range of Aero series premium fans with Aerostorm and plans to take its online market shread more
The recently held Brooke Bond Red Label Zee Cine Awards saw the biggest and the best of Bollywood grread more