Olympic Swimmer Matt Grevers Wins Race to Get Engaged on Podium
Swimmer Matt Grevers proposed to girlfriend Annie Chandler as she presented a medal to him at the Missouri Grand Prix.
Matt Grevers has already won two gold medals for swimming in the 2008 Olympic games. But when he participated in the Missouri Grand Prix last weekend, he had something more important than gold on his mind: love.
Grevers was eager to propose to longtime girlfriend Annie Chandler, a fellow national team swimmer. And he wanted to come up with a creative, romantic way to do it. But in order to go through with the proposal of his dreams, he needed to come in first place in his backstroke race.
His plan motivated him to swim as fast as he possibly could, and, true to his goal, he won the race. Then, Grevers climbed to the top of the podium to accept his medal—he’d arranged for Chandler to present the medals to the three winners.
When Grevers bowed down to accept his award, he kept bowing down—all the way to one knee. Chandler, surprised and delighted, said yes to the unique proposal.
“I’ve just been searching for a unique way to pop the question,” Grevers told reporters. “My whole family is here and I figured it would be a perfect opportunity and a unique situation.”
Grevers hopes that this summer, the engaged couple will be on another podium together—at the Olympic Games in London.
Check out the sweet video of Grevers’ proposal.Filed under: General Interest,
Liked this? You'll love these, too:
How Not to Destroy Your Marriage: 8 Tips for Staying a Happy Couple
Therapist Mark Tyrrell offers eight pieces of great advice for maintaining a positive relationship with your partner. Read More
Valentine’s Day Music Videos: Our Favorite Songs of Romance and Regret
In the mood for love, or maybe for wallowing in sadness over a relationship gone wrong? Here are some songs that will help in either case. Read More
Soldier’s Lifesaving Parachute Transformed to Wedding Dress for His Bride
After using a parachute to survive a plane crash, Claude Hensinger gave the chute to his future bride to be used as a wedding dress. Read More
Equestrian Hiroshi Hoketsu, 70, Likely to Be Oldest Olympian in London Games
Hiroshi Hoketsu and his horse, Whisper, are competing in the London Olympic games. Read More
10 Transcendent Moments of the 2012 London Olympics
10 of the most memorable moments in sports in the 2012 London Olympics. Read More
To our free daily newsletter, featuring good news from around the world, exclusive interviews with changemakers, guest columns, and subscriber-only weekly giveaways and special offers. Your privacy is secure with us, we will never spam you or sell your email address. Enter your email address below or click here to learn more about what you will receive.
- Stanislav Petrov: The Man Who Saved the World by Doing Nothing
- Miracle Fruit Makes (Almost) Everything Delicious
- Hachiko: The World’s Most Loyal Dog
- Liam Hoekstra, Superbaby: Toddler Born with Superhuman Strength
- Mugging Attempt Gets Thwarted by Real-Life Ninjas