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French Paralympic skier melts Sochi medal to make engagement ring

Aug 8, 2014, 10:44 AM EDT

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Vincent Gauthier-Manuel, who won three Sochi Paralympic Alpine skiing medals, took one of those medals and melted part of it to secretly make an engagement ring for his wife-to-be, according to French newspaper L’Est Républicain.

Gauthier-Manuel won a gold, silver and bronze medal in Sochi. So, which did he melt?

The silver, though Parasport-News reports the medal’s original integrity remains.

Gauthier-Manuel had plenty of medals to choose from, having also won three at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympics.

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  1. mogogo1 - Aug 8, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Darn cool idea.

  2. mcfleezy12 - Aug 8, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    truly priceless

  3. mcfleezy12 - Aug 8, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    And if you leave me, I want my ring back!

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