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Beautiful Paralympic Moment As Blind Runner Is Proposed To By Her Guide

Max Sherry


Beautiful Paralympic Moment As Blind Runner Is Proposed To By Her Guide

Despite missing out on qualifying for the semi-finals of the women's 200m T11, you can guarantee that the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics will always be one to remember for visually-impaired Keula Nidreia Pereira.

In arguably one of the most special moments we've seen at the Games so far, blind athlete Pereira was proposed to at the finish line by none other than her running guide.

Pereira finished the race with a season best time of 33.04 seconds.

It was a solid attempt, but unfortunately it wasn't enough to see her advance into the next round.

Clearly gutted to miss out, thankfully Pereira had a certain someone by her side to help pick her up.

Upon crossing the finish line in last place, her guide Manuel Antonio Vaz da Vega immediately sprung into action and rounded up the rest of the competitors who all linked arms.

Then he took his partner's hand, got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.

Absolutely overjoyed with what she was hearing, Pereira said "yes" and the happy couple embraced on the track.

The other runners all clapped as their guides explained to them what was going on.

As for Pereira, she was grinning from ear-to-ear as she showed off her stunning ring to the cameras.

Overall, it was a truly incredible moment and one that will live fondly in the memories of Paralympic viewers for a long, long time.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 7

Topics: Video, tokyo paralympics, Paralympics, Australia, marriage

Max Sherry
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