Claye wins silver, gets engaged in Rio

Claye wins silver, gets engaged in Rio

Claye wins silver, gets engaged in Rio

It was also a case of deja vu in the silver medal spot, as Claye made it a repeat of the USA one-two from London 2012 with a personal best jump of 17.76 meters.

First he won a silver medal, duplicating his feat from the 2012 London Games.

But Taylor, prowling the track and muttering furiously to himself between jumps, proved too strong, also recording two jumps of 17.77 which would also have been enough for gold. "She always says give God the glory and that's what I do".

In winning what was China's first Olympic triple jump medal, Dong leapt to a personal best of 17.58, also on his first attempt.

The American runner-up in triple jump celebrated his medal by jumping into the stands at the Olympic stadium, getting down on one knee and proposing to Harrison.

This left an interesting showdown between the two American stars, and when Claye landed a long jump on his final attempt there was a universal gasp around the stadium.

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American jumper Will Claye woke up in the Olympic Village Tuesday morning and loaded his backpack for the biggest day of his life. He said they'd work it out after the day of competition.

Harrison failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics. "I was hoping nobody proposed to her first before I did", joked an elated Claye.

"She's so special to me".

After qualifying for the final at Rio he put a message on Twitter stating the power of prayer is unbelievable. The team now has 27 gold medals and 77 overall medals after adding to its total with more success in track and field.

Harrison said yes, and Claye placed the engagement ring on her finger. "I told her I want to grow old with her", Claye recounted.

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