Chinese ice-skaters Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo made their romantic
relationship public on Wednesday, after they won their third pairs
skating gold medal in six years at the World Figure Skating
Championship in Tokyo.
Chinese web portal Sohu.com reports Zhao Hongbo kneeled before
Shen Xue in order to propose to her after they finished their
performance with a total score of 203.50 points. Unfortunately,
Shen Xu misunderstood the gesture and kneeled down in solidarity
beside her partner.
The proposal was not as successful as Zhao had planned, but the
couple still decided to make their relationship public. They say
they may tie the knot in 2008.
The website set by the couple's fans says Zhao is planning a
second proposal to make up for the botched first proposal. It may
be staged during the Gala Skate performance on Sunday, March
(CRI March 24, 2007)