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In twist, Cape Verde Paralympian gets proposed to by her guide

Guide Manuel Antonio Vaz da Veiga on one knee proposes to Keula Nidreia Pereira Semedo of Cape Verde in front of other athletes after competing. (File photo/Reuters)
Guide Manuel Antonio Vaz da Veiga on one knee proposes to Keula Nidreia Pereira Semedo of Cape Verde in front of other athletes after competing. (File photo/Reuters)
Keula Nidreia Pereira Semedo of Cape Verde displays her ring after her guide Manuel Antonio Vaz da Veiga proposed after competing. (File photo/Reuters)
Keula Nidreia Pereira Semedo of Cape Verde displays her ring after her guide Manuel Antonio Vaz da Veiga proposed after competing. (File photo/Reuters)
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02 Sep 2021 08:09:46 GMT9
02 Sep 2021 08:09:46 GMT9

In the soggy Olympic Stadium on Thursday, Cape Verde’s Keula Nidreia Pereira Semedo failed to qualify for the women’s T11 200m semi-finals – but there was a surprise consolation.

After the race, her guide runner Manuel Antonio Vaz da Veiga got down on one knee and proposed.

A video of the magic moment showed both athletes beaming as Semedo accepted.

“Now I have an additional motivation to carry on after the Games, always with him by my side,” she said.

AFP

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