Americans sweep gold and silver again in Olympic triple jump

2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Final - Men's Triple Jump Final - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 16/08/2016. Christian Taylor (USA) of USA and teammate Will Claye (USA) celebrate after winning gold and silver respectively.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Christian Taylor and Will Claye have done it again, sweeping gold and silver in the triple jump for the United States at back-to-back Olympics.

Taylor successfully defended the Olympic title he won in London in 2012, setting down the benchmark on Tuesday with a season-leading mark of 17.86 on his first attempt. He posted the three best jumps of the competition.

Claye finished with silver again with a personal record of 17.76. He also won a bronze in the long jump at London, when he was the first man since 1936 to win medals in both the horizontal jumps.

World indoor champion Dong Bin of China won bronze in a personal record 17.58.

After Claye won the silver, he proposed to American sprinter Queen Harrison.

The American runner-up in triple jump celebrated his medal by jumping into the stands at the Olympic stadium, getting down on one knee and proposing to Harrison.

She said yes.

Engagements are all the rage these Olympics.

Only two days earlier, China's He Zi had the silver medal slipped around her neck when her boyfriend pulled out a ring and asked her to marry him.

Last week, after a rugby match, the girlfriend of Brazilian player Isadora Cerullo went down to the field and asked Cerullo to marry her.

Both Taylor and Claye are alumni of the University of Florida.