Olympic ring: Hermitage HS alum Queen Harrison gets engaged in Rio

Published: Aug. 16, 2016 at 8:11 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 16, 2016 at 8:16 PM EDT
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RIO DE JANEIRO (WWBT) - Queen Harrison's dream is Olympic gold, but in Rio she came up with a diamond.

Moments after Will Claye won a silver medal in the triple jump he proposed Harrison.

"I just knew today was going to be the best day of my life," Claye told NBC Olympics. "When I woke up I was like, 'I'm going to be engaged to my best friend...She's the one for me and I just had to do it today."

Harrison, who graduated from Hermitage High School in Richmond and attended Virginia Tech, just posted on Monday about how "it has been difficult to be in Rio and not be competing." Now, this will be an Olympics she will never forget.

Harrison was the first Virginia Tech track and field athlete to compete in the Olympics when she made it to the semis of the 400M hurdles in the 2008 Summer Games.

"She was supposed to be here running, but I think she's a little bit happier that she's here just to watch and to be my fiance now," said Claye.

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