Henrico high school grad Queen Harrison gets engaged at Rio Olympics

Posted at 7:09 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 19:10:59-04


RIO DE JANEIRO — Queen Harrison’s trip to the Rio Olympics took a celebratory turn Tuesday after a surprise proposal by boyfriend, Olympic triple jumper Will Claye.

The Hermitage High graduate and Virginia Tech alum, who competed in the 2008 Beijing Games, failed to qualify for the Rio Games during Olympic trials.

Despite the disappointment, Harrison was in Rio to support Claye, who won the Silver medal in the triple jump at the 2012 London Games.

The memorable proposal came right after Claye won a silver medal in the triple jump, his third Olympic medal in his career.

Harrison accepted the the proposal as tears rolled down her face in front of a crowd of fans.

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