Argentine fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice’s emotions changed from disappointment to joy all in less than a few minutes.
After just being beaten in the women’s saber(fencing) when her longtime coach and partner Lucas Guillermo Saucedo asked her to marry him.
Saucedo originally wanted to wait to pop the question even if Perez Maurice beat Anna Marton of Hungry.
“I love her, and when she lost the match she got very sad, so maybe this proposal should change her mentality,” he said. “I wrote on the paper in the moment. If she had won, no, I would have waited for the moment.”
The card read, “Do you want to marry me” in Spanish. She of course accepted.
“They [the media] told me to turn around, and he had the letter. I forgot everything. I was like, ‘Oh my God,’” she said. “We are very happy. We are very good partners. Of course, we have fights, but we enjoy each other’s time. We love each other so much, and we want to spend our lives together. We are going to celebrate in Buenos Aires with a big barbecue.”
What a great way to turn a loss into a win. Flip the page to watch the full interview where Guillermo asked her to marry him.