(L-R) Queen Harrison and Will Claye pose for a wedding photo in Calif.
Three-time Olympic medalist Will Claye made it a really special day when he proposed to Queen Harrison after competing in the triple jump at the Summer Olympics Rio 2016. Two weeks ago, the couple had an even better weekend when they got married.
One day after honoring his heritage with an engagement ceremony in Sierra Leone, Claye and Harrison were married in Jamul, California, near San Diego, according to People.com. The ceremony and reception were held at Montana Cielo, a popular wedding site with breathtaking views.
The ceremony was officiated by former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham, whose daughter, Vashti, finished 13th in the high jump in Rio.
(L-R) Queen Harrison and Will Claye walk down the aisle together on their wedding day in Calif.
Claye, 27, became the first American man since 1936 to medal in the triple jump and long jump in the same Olympics when he won silver and bronze, respectively, in the Summer Olympics London 2012. He followed that up with a triple jump silver in Rio.
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Harrison, 30, finished 13th in the 100 meters in the Summer Olympics Beijing 2008 at the age of 19, when she was the youngest member of the U.S. track team.
They got engaged when Claye, following his performance in the triple jump in Rio, dashed to the stands and proposed to Harrison.
“This morning when I woke up, I was like, ‘Today is going to be the best day of my life,’” Claye told TeamUSA.org at the time. ”‘I’m going to go out there and do what I have to do on the track first, and then make her my fiancee after that.’”
Steve Drumwright is a journalist based in Murrieta, California. He is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.