Cape Verde was brought to the attention of people around the world last week. At the Paralympics, Manuel Antonio Vaz de Vega went down on one knee before girlfriend Keula Nidreia Pereira Semedo with a marriage proposal. The whole thing was captured on the television cameras and reported in the press.
Keula failed to qualify for the women’s 200m T11 semi finals, but her guide and boyfriend promptly asked her to marry him at the end of the race. Keula is visually impaired and wears a blindfold to race. Manuel is her guide and they have been together for 11 years. The Paralympics were a great success, but for Keula and Manuel it will have had a special meaning. We wish them happiness in their life together.