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There's been a massive backlash against this very public Olympics proposal last night

Right beside the podium.

Rio Olympic Games 2016 - Day Nine Source: Michael Sohn

CHINESE DIVER HE Zi won a silver medal in the Olympic 3m springboard final in Rio last night.

Just as she left the podium and started her lap of honour around the pool, her boyfriend and fellow Chinese Olympian Qin Kai got down on one knee to propose.

And she said yes

While many have called the proposal “romantic” and celebrated the moment, others haven’t been quite so enthusiastic.

In fact, the backlash has been strong

alot Source: Twitter

With some saying her big moment that she’s been training for all these years has been totally overshadowed

And it’s got people talking about the pressures of having to answer a public proposal in general

Despite what people have been reading into her reaction, there’s no evidence to suggest that both aren’t totally delighted with the outcome

Rio Olympic Games 2016 - Day Nine Source: Wong Maye-E

But really, it’s the fact that it was after a fantastic personal achievement that seems to have raised the ire the most

And how a moment that is usually about a singular athlete taking their due credit being taken away from them in an instant

It’s the second marriage proposal of the 2016 Olympics, and there’s still a full week left. No matter what side of the argument you fall on, everyone is just waiting for a flash mob proposal during the closing ceremony to complete the full set.

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