Watch Swimmer Lilly King Get Engaged After Qualifying for a Second Olympic Event

Lilly King has a new title heading into the 2024 Paris Olympics – fiancee.

Moments after qualifying for the 200m breaststroke at the Olympics on Thursday, the 27-year-old swimmer received a sweet proposal from her boyfriend, James Wells.

NBC Sports shared a video of the moment, which shows King overcome with emotion as Wells declares his love for her.

“Being able to watch you for the last four years, in and out of the pool, and just seeing you grow has been so fantastic,” Wells said as King looked away and joked that she needed someone to fix her hair.

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“I don’t regret for a minute that I quit my job and moved to the other side of the country so we could live together,” Wells continued. “It’s been great and I’m really excited to see where this goes. So, honey, I was wondering, Lilly Camille King, will you marry me?”

King immediately agreed, kissed Wells and the two embraced.

During the interview, King said she had no idea about the proposal.

Lilly King during day three of the 2024 US Olympic Team Swimming Trials at Lucas Oil Stadium on June 17, 2024.

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“I was really confused about Annie [Lazor] he told me to let my hair down before I went out instead of wearing it in a cap, and I was like, ‘Okay, that sounds good,’ and then I was confused because you were here,” she told NBC Sports.

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King will represent Team USA in the 200m breaststroke and compete in the 100m breaststroke. With these qualifications, King will become the first American swimmer to swim both the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke in three consecutive Olympics, according to Bleacher Report.

The Indiana native competed in two Olympics, winning two gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal.

Earlier this month, King announced that she is not targeting the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.

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“I’ll be watching in Los Angeles and I agree with that decision, I won’t finish after this summer, but I won’t go for another four years. I will cheer for the team,” she said The Indianapolis Star.

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