Paralympic Skier Melts Sochi Medal to Make Engagement Ring

Vincent-Gauthier-ManuelVincent Gauthier-Manuel (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

By Max Meyer

Olympians may do many unusual things with their medals, but it’s safe to say that French Paralympian Vincent Gauthier-Manuel used his to perform the most romantic gesture. The skier melted his silver medal from the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics to make an engagement ring for his girlfriend.

While it is an unbelievable gesture, Gauthier-Manuel had plenty of medals to choose from. He won a gold, silver and bronze medal in Sochi, as well as two golds and a silver at the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver.

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