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Watch the moment US swimmer Lilly King gets engaged straight after winning her Olympic qualifier as boyfriend’s proposal goes viral

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Lilly King got engaged to her boyfriend after her Olympic qualifying race on Thursday

Two-time gold medal swimmer Lilly King got engaged to her boyfriend James Wells after winning her Olympic qualifying race on Thursday.

King, 27, won the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Indianapolis earlier this week to qualify for the Paris games this summer.

On Thursday she finished second to Kate Douglas in the 200m breaststroke to secure a second race at the games.

However, that was not the only reason for celebration after the race.

Shortly after King exited the pool, Wells was caught on camera asking him the golden question.

Lilly King got engaged to her boyfriend after her Olympic qualifying race on Thursday

As expected, King responded yes before hugging and kissing in front of NBC cameras.

Wells, a former swimmer at Indiana University, where they both attended, delivered sweet remarks to prequel to the big question.

‘Just watching you grow has been incredible. And I don’t regret for a minute quitting my job and moving across the country to live together,” Wells said.

“It’s been amazing and I’m so excited to see where this goes, so darling, I was wondering, Lillia Camille King, will you marry me?”

On Thursday, King finished second to Katie Douglas in the 200 breaststroke.

On Thursday, King finished second to Katie Douglas in the 200 breaststroke.

Earlier this week, the two-time gold medalist qualified for the 100-meter breaststroke.

Earlier this week, the two-time gold medalist qualified for the 100-meter breaststroke.

King’s swimming partner Ryan Murphy missed the moment, but called it “unbelievable” after hearing the news.

“I didn’t see it,” Murphy said. ‘That is incredible. I’d love to hear her reaction to what it’s like to be proposed to completely out of breath and soaking wet. That is incredible. You must be in full euphoria.

King has five medals in her Olympic career and can add more this summer, in addition to her new ring.

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