Olympic swimmer Matt Grevers really needed to come in first at the Missouri Grand Prix on Saturday night. If not, it would have put a damper on his plans. Proposing to your girlfriend from the medal stand is certainly original enough, but a gesture like that would be lacking a bit if not done from the highest point possible. Fortunately, Grevers won his race with a time of 53.57 seconds. He then popped the question to his girlfriend, Olympic hopeful Annie Chandler. She said yes. Here is a video of the proposal that Outside the Boxscore shared with us:
“I asked her father for permission back at the end of November. And we needed to talk a little more until I really got it,” Grevers said while smiling according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “But I got it, and I’ve just been searching for a unique way to try to pop the question.”
In order to get her to the medal stand with Grevers, a meet coordinator told Chandler that they wanted her to present the award to the winner of the men’s 100-backstroke. Since she had come in fifth place the previous day, Annie was surprised they would ask her.
“You realize I got fifth … yesterday?” she recalled thinking. “I don’t really have any impressive credentials right now. I don’t know you if you want me to do this.”
It didn’t take her long to understand. Nicely done, Grevers. You’re as smooth as your aerodynamically shaven legs.Google+