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Marriage proposal was a slam dunk

Associated Press / August 12, 2012
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It’s been an incredible Olympics so far for French women’s basketball center Isabelle Yacoubou.

Her team was in the gold-medal game for the first time and her boyfriend proposed after the team’s quarterfinals victory.

‘‘It’s more than a dream come true, it’s unbelievable’’ Yacoubou said. ‘‘I had no idea he was going to do that. We’ve been dating for 1½ years.’’

Her boyfriend held up a sign in the stands after the 3-point win over the Czech Republic asking if she’d marry him. A teammate saw it and pointed it out to Yacoubou.

‘‘I was crying it was so special,’’ she said. ‘‘I said ‘Yes, yes, yes!’ ’’

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