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U.S. Olympian Proposes on the Medals Stand During Swimming Competition

We can’t get enough of these awesome engagement proposals, and the fans of YouTube seem to agree. Our most recent find – the super creative scheme of Olympian Matt Grevers proposing to fellow U.S. National Swim Team member Annie Chandler on the medals stand during a recent competition – is nearing 2.7 million views.

What makes this marriage proposal so special is that Grevers had to earn a spot on the medal stand in order to carry out his clever plan. You see, Grevers had arranged with the Missouri Grand Prix’s organizers to allow his girlfriend, Chandler, to present the medals to the winners.

Fortunately, the 26-year-old Grevers won the gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke and the plan was put into action.

As you will see in the video, Chandler, 24, placed the medal on Grevers, gave him a quick kiss, and walked out of the way as the ceremony continued. Then, she returned to the medals stand after the silver and bronze medalists cleared the platform. Chandler then rejoined her boyfriend on the platform, where Grevers dropped to one knee. The crowd went crazy and her reaction was priceless.

What sparked Grevers to go to such lengths to make this a memorable proposal?

Grevers told AZCentral.com, “It was my dad who was pretty outspoken, saying, ‘You need to do something you’re going to remember. This is a story you want to tell your grandchildren.'”

Both Grevers and Chandler will attempt to qualify for the London Olympics at the U.S. trials, June 25-July 1 in Omaha, Neb.

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