Brazilian women’s rugby player, stadium volunteer get engaged after final

Tuesday August 9th, 2016

After Australia took home the first-ever women’s rugby sevens gold medal with a win over New Zealand in Rio on Monday, a Brazilian player and her girlfriend of two years got engaged on the pitch.

Marjorie Enya, a 28-year-old volunteer worker at Deodoro Stadium, the site of the match, walked onto the pitch after crowds had dispersed and proposed to Brazil player Isadora Cerullo. She made an “emotional speech,” according to BBC, and then the two embraced.

“As soon as I knew she was in the squad I thought I have to make this special,” Enya told BBC. “I wanted to show people that love wins.”

Brazil finished in ninth place, qualifying it for the core World Series next year.

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