Brazil fumbled in the inaugural Olympic Games’ Rugby Sevens tournament, coming ninth and losing the Gold medal. But the Brazilian player Isadora Cerullo had a gleaming moment when her lover Marjorie Enya asked for her hand in marriage right on the field.
Her gay lover, 25, who is the Rio Olympics stadium manager Marjorie Enya walked up to Isadora Cerullo on the rugby pitch and did something rare while the camera were busy capturing the side of Australia and the other medal winners late Monday – she proposed.
Enya said as soon as she knew her lady was in the squad, she thought she has to make the proposal special, particularly knowing rugby people are amazing and would embrace the idea.
According to a BBC Sport reporter, Luke Denny, Ms Enya said:
‘She is the love of my life. I wanted to show people that love wins’.
Same sex marriage has been legal in Brazil since 2003.
The proposal was after the final between Australia and New Zealand. Isadora said ‘yes’ and they kissed as the crowd cheered and waved their flags in awe.
The Brazilian women’s rugby sevens player became the first athlete to receive a marriage proposal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
Same sex marriage has been legal in Brazil since 2013. The two happily engaged women had been dating for two years.
Cerullo spent her early life in North Carolina. She holds dual citizenship of Brazil and the United States. In 2014, Cerullo reportedly completed her studies at Columbia University in the USA and was on her way to becoming a doctor.
Though she had never resided in Brazil before, she went to stay with Enya in São Paulo to take part in the women’s rugby sevens squad for the Games.
Isadora Cerullo, 25, and her squad failed to reach the knockout rounds by a tiny margin. This was after they beat Japan and lost to Great Britain and Canada in the round matches.
Defeating Colombia 24-0 and Japan 33-5 in the playoff finals, the team finished ninth.