David Beckham may not have made the cut for Britain's Olympic soccer team, but his cameo in the opening ceremonies still made an Olympic-sized impression on one Chinese man.
Lu Weng was so inspired by Beckham's torch-bearing speed boat entrance into the Games that he decided to recreate the moment for his marriage proposal to girfriend Hen Chi, reports the Metro.
With his own version of the Olympic torch in hand, and actors dressed as guards on either side of him, Weng raced across a lake in eastern China to his girlfriend, and then popped the question.
"I had no idea what he was planning. He gets a gold medal for effort," Chi told the Metro.
The 2012 Olympics have inspired several proposals so far. Before the Games even started, one man proposed after carrying the real Olympic torch. During the Games, two athletes -- one Italian volleyball player and one British pole vaulter -- accepted proposals from their boyfriends after completing their events.
Click through the slideshow below to read about Olympians who met their spouses through the Games.
Marc Seliger met his now-wife, Maureen Heagany, at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Heagany was working as a volunteer in a coffee stand when she caught Seliger's eye. They started speaking when Seliger mentioned that he liked the music playing in the coffee stand, and Heagany offered to burn a CD for him. When she gave him the disc, she wrote her email address on it. Soon they exchanged phone numbers and, eventually, vows. They married in July 2003 and now live in South Jordan, Utah.
Sharron Davies, an English swimmer, and Derek Redmond, a British sprinter, met in the Barcelona Olympic Village in 1992, and married two years later. They had two children together, however, they divorced in 2000 after six years of marriage. Correction: An earlier version of the story misidentified Davies' nationality. This has since been corrected. We regret the error.
Kristi Yamaguchi, a gold medalist in figure skating, and Bret Hedican, an Olympic hockey player, met at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. They started dating in 1995 and married in 2000.
The hammer throw gold medalist in the 1956 Olympics, Harold Connolly, married Olga Fikotová, a discus thrower from the country formerly known as Czechoslovakia, in 1957. Their romance became the subject of international scrutiny, according to the Washington Post: Olga was denounced by her Communist home country for marrying an American, and the couple's requests to marry were denied several times before they were successful. They divorced in 1974.
Although Nadia Comăneci and Bart Conner didn't meet at the actual Olympics, they did meet at a gymnastics competition en route to the 1976 Games. A photographer at the event saw the two gymnasts standing on the medals stand and thought it would make a cute photo if they kissed. They fell in love, and Comăneci came to the U.S. permanently in 1989 to live with Conner in Oklahoma. Conner proposed in 1994 while the couple was traveling in Amsterdam, and they married in 1996 in Romania.