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Published: Thursday | January 3, 2013
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Warren pops the question - Natalya says 'yes'
Natalya McGhie, the girlfriend of Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir, speaks with The Gleaner at his home in St Andrew, while Weir looks on via Skype after his Olympic success in London last year. - FILE
London OlympiCS 200-metre bronze medal-list Warren Weir and his belle, Natalya McGhie, are engaged.

The sprint star, who shocked many by getting to the podium last year, thus making it a Jamaican trifecta in the event, got his timing perfect again.

On his Twitter account, he states that he proposed at 11:59 p.m. on New Year's Eve and McGhie accepted. An Instagram photo showed a pink and green cake with the words 'Will You Marry Me?' written on it. When contacted yesterday, Weir wasn't too keen on giving a lot of details, taking only a few questions.

"I had been thinking about it for over a year now," the sprinter revealed. Weir said he proposed at home where they were having a regular games night. He did not reveal a date and calls to McGhie's cellphone went to voicemail.

After posting the news on his Twitter account, a number of congratulatory messages have come from all quarters, including the Jamaica Olympics Facebook page. Another tweet from Weir thanked everyone for the kind words.

The world first got to know about Natalya McGhie when Weir gave her a shout-out on international television during a post-race interview in London. Naturally, that got everyone asking, "Who is she?"

Weir is 23 while McGhie, a first-year student at the University of the West Indies, is 19.

daviot.kelly@gleanerjm.com

 
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