Olympic swimmer Matt Grevers proposes to Annie Chandler on medal stand

02/13/2012 at 10:04 am By

Usually when a man plans his proposal he wants everything to be perfect. Such was the case for U.S. Olympic swimmer Matt Grevers, who proposed to his girlfriend of four years and fellow world class swimmer Annie Chandler Saturday after winning gold in the Missouri Grand Prix. Here’s video of the proposal:


“I’ve just been searching for a unique way to pop the question,” Grevers said. “My whole family is here and I figured it would be a perfect opportunity and a unique situation.”

“I took it out a little fast because my heart was racing the whole time,” said Matt Grevers, who won two gold medals in the 2008 Olympics as a preliminary relay swimmer and a silver in the 100 backstroke. “If I didn’t get first it wouldn’t have worked out so well.”

Things like this are great to see in professional sports, and so close to Valentine’s Day at that. Grevers should get even more credit for putting aside his gold medal win and instead turning his focus on making his proposal to Chandler a grand occasion. Chandler was a finalist for 2011 NCAA Woman Of The Year and is attempting to make her first Olympic team in London this year.

Congratulations to Grevers and Chandler. LTSB wishes them many years of happiness in their pending marriage.


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2 Comments so far

  1. Newman Boing

    on 02/13/2012 - Reply

    Amazing idea! I am sure she was so touched.. Hope he won”t loose focus in the pool!

  2. David

    on 02/13/2012 - Reply

    Congrats, love the surprise. Have a great life together

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