London 2012 Olympic Games rowing champion Pete Reed proposes to girlfriend during closing ceremony

 

Olympic rowing champion Pete Reed got engaged at the London 2012 closing ceremony.

Reed found his girlfriend Frauke Oltmanns in the crowd, dropped down on one knee and proposed.

His team mates, Alex Gregory, Tom James and Andrew Triggs Hodge with whom he won gold in the men's coxless four just days earlier, watched.

Reed told Daybreak: "I got engaged last night at the closing ceremony, which was really nice.

"I had my guys there with me.

"It was in the middle while everybody was having a big party, I managed to find my way into the crowd and did it all properly.

"I found her. I knew where she was sitting. I had a quick chat. It was wonderful. We are both thrilled."

Reed, who is in the Royal Navy and a former Oxford Blue, had his 31st birthday on the day the Olympics opened on July 27.

His fiancee is German and works in marketing.

PA

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