British race walker Tom Bosworth has become the second LGBT athlete in a same-sex marriage proposal at the Rio Olympic Games.
Bosworth posted a picture on Twitter on Monday that showed him on bended knee proposing to his boyfriend Harry Dinley on Copacabana Beach.
The 26-year-old track and field star captioned the image with: “He said YES!!!” Dinley later also posted a photo of a close-up of the engagement ring.
It’s believed the men have been a couple for over five years.
Bosworth came out as gay in October 2015. He said at the time that while his friends and family knew that he was gay, this was the first time that he had decided to speak about his sexuality in public.
“I’ve had a lot of interest on social media, mostly to do with sport, but I often do get a question more personal, and often my sexuality does come up in that,” he explained.
The proposal is the second same-sex marriage proposal at the Rio Olympics.
Last week, 28-year-old Marjorie Enya, a volunteer stadium manager, proposed to her girlfriend, 25-year-old Brazilian rugby player Isadora Cerullo at the Deodoro Stadium following the women’s rugby sevens finals.
There are a record-breaking 49 (at least) openly LGBT athletes taking part in this year’s Games – the most ever recorded.