Interesting stories of love, romance and marriages in the Olympics

Olympic is the world's top platform for sports and athletes. The participants in Olympic has only one aim is to perform well and win a medal at any cost. However apart from the wining spirit, the participants come across with opposite genders, fall in love, win their heart; and at last they got marry. Read some stories of such successful heart winner Olympians in the world.

Love story of Hall Connolly and Olga Fikotova during war at 1956 Melbourne Olympic

Even though the game was boycotted due to several issues, like Soviet Union's invasion of Hungary or Suez Canal issues or due to a Hungarian athletes ripping the Communist emblem, etc; but the story of love triumphs begin in 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, where two hearts with gold medalists an American hammer thrower Hall Connolly and Czechoslovakian discus thrower Olga Fikotova meet each other and became infatuated.

The lover Harold waited for a year due to Czech's objection to Olga and after a year he married her and took to the US with him.

Love story of Roger Federer and Miroslava Vavrinec after failure in 2000 Sydney Olympic

The 17-time Grand Slam Championship, Seven Wimbledon Winner Roger Federer is a No.3 tennis player in the world. During 27th Olympic i.e in Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic, the Swiss Roger Federer met with Czechoslovakia born and Switzerland native tennis player Miroslava Vavrinec just after their loss in the game. They actually first met in Biel in 1997, but never noticed each other due to their concentration in sports. The love begin just after their failure in 2000 Olympic; and married in 2009. Miroslava retired from tennis in the year 2002 due to persistent foot injury. The couple have two twins (two boys and two girls).

Unluckily, in 2016 Rio Olympic, Roger Federer missed his game due to knee injury.

Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner: Two Gymnasts fall and flip for each other

She was 14 and he was 18, when they kissed each other in 1976 Montreal Olympic. Romanian Gymnast Nadia Comaneci won 3 gold medals by creating history with 10 out of 10 points. Conner was American Gymnast who also won 2 golds in the same year. They fall in love there; however after 20 years i.e. in April 1996 they got married in the Parliamentary Palace of Bucharest, the Romanian Capital.

Russian Gymnast lovers Nikolai Andrianov and Lyubov Burda

Nikolai Andrianov is a famous Russian Gymnast who won 15 medals (including 7 gold) in 3 Olympics, i.e. 1972 at Munich, 1976 at Montreal and 1980 at Moscow. During his participation in Munich Olympic, he met with Lyubov Burda, the Russian Gymnast. She was also a gold medalist in Munich and Mexico. They got married in the year 1973.

Love Story of Hugh Porter and Anita Lonsbrough

The story was of 1960s. The Great Britain Swimmer Anita Lonsbrough met Cyclist Hugh Porter in 1964 Tokyo Olympic and they fell in love with each other. Anita was a gold medalist in 1960 Rome Olympic. The lovers got married in the year 1965.

Katerina Kurkova and Matthew Emmons's love begin at a bar

The incident was during 2004 Athens Olympic Games, where the American Shooter Matthew found his rifle at damaged condition in his locker and borrowed another rifle which wasn't lucky for him as he dropped from his 1st place to 8th in his last shot during cross-firing. He was sitting sadly in a bar after the event, when Czech shooter Katerina came nearer to him and consoled. The time was vital for the couple, which bent towards love and they finally married in the year 2007 at Czech.

Kurkova won bronze in Athens and gold in 2008, Beijing.

Unsuccessful love story of Muhammad Ali and Wilma Rudolph

Famous American Boxer Muhammad Ali met with Wilma Rudolph, the American sprinter and fell in love. However, Ali failed to express his love to her. Wilma was a gold medallist in 100m, 200m and 4times 100mt; whereas Ali also a gold medalist in light heavyweight. It was the unsuccessful love story in Olympic.

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Author: K Mohan15 Aug 2016 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 1

Through this article the author tried to say in clear words that for love there is no boundaries and even language as the barriers. Surely those who are participating in a Olympic game in any discipline, they are bound to be attracted by players from other countries. After all the players are also human beings and they also have the love and affection sentiments inside them. So during the games if they found other person attracted towards them, they would certainly make a positive decision. One thing is sure, the players are representing their countries, and if love blossoms and marriage takes place, it is the marriage between two countries and that has rich acceptance too.

Author: Kailash Kumar16 Aug 2016 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 1

During the ongoing Rio Olympics on 14.08.2016, Qin Kai who had won a bronze in the men's three-metre synchronised springboard last week went down on one knee in front of a global TV audience and proposed to compatriot diver He Zi on the podium itself who had just received a silver medal for the women's three-metre springboard. His shock proposal stole the limelight from her Olympic medal. She had tears in her eyes when fellow athlete Qin Kai proposed during her silver medal ceremony. She eventually said yes to her boyfriend of six years.

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