American triple jumper proposes to girlfriend after winning silver

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American triple jumper wins silver, proposes to girlfriend
Tuesday August 16th, 2016

Engagement rings are being given out like medals at the Olympics this year. 

American triple jumper Will Claye became the latest athlete to pop the question after winning silver on Tuesday. 

After he locked up the silver, Claye jumped up into the stands, where his girlfriend was waiting to congratulate him. But he had something else on his mind. 

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Claye said later it was his plan all along. 

Watch: Chinese divers get engaged at medal ceremony

It was a good day for Americans in the jumping pit, with Team USA’s Christian Taylor taking home gold.  

Clay, 25, also won silver in the triple jump and bronze in the long jump at the 2012 Olympics. 

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