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French Paralympic skiing champion Vincent Gauthier-Manuel had part of his silver medal from Sochi melted down and made into an engagement ring for his girlfriend.

August 08, 2014

Vincent Gauthier-Manuel has won six skiing medals at the last two Paralympics and rather than leave them collecting dust, he came up with a pretty good way to use a silver medal he earned at the 2014 Sochi games.

Gauthier-Manuel had part of the medal melted down and turned into a engagement ring to present to his now fiancée, according to OlympicTalk.

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While this is obviously an extremely romantic and selfless gesture, you have to wonder if the skier's wife-to-be hasn't given him any trouble for opting not to use the gold medal he won at the same games.

[OlympicTalk]

-Brendan Maloy

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