Claye went into the Olympic stadium stands after his competition and posed the crucial question to girlfriend Queen Harrison, a hurdler who didn’t make the US team for Rio.
“She said yes,” the stadium announcer told the crowd later.
Claye said: “I told her that she was my best friend. I told her that I want to grow old with her. I want her to be by my side for the rest of my life.
He also quipped: “I was hoping nobody proposed to her first before I did.”
Proposing has become a sport in its own right in Rio.
Rugby stadium manager Marjorie Enya started the trend three days into the Games when she proposed on the field to her girlfriend Isadora Cerullo who plays on the Brazil team.
Others include Chinese divers Qin Kai and He Zi. Rio bronze medallist Qin went on his knees with a ring in his hand as He stepped off the podium after winning silver in the women’s springboard final.
Source: GNA/News Ghana