Saucedo came up to Maurice with a surprise marriage proposal when the Argentina fencer was analysing her loss in the post-match interview. Saucedo was holding a hand-written note in Spanish which read:”Will you marry me??? Please.” The fencer screamed in delight and accepted.
“They [the interviewer] told me to turn around, and he had the letter. I forgot everything. I was like: Oh my God. We are very happy. We are very good partners. Of course, we have fights, but we enjoy each other’s time. We love each other so much, and we want to spend our lives together. We are going to celebrate in Buenos Aires with a big barbecue,” the Guardian quoted Maurice as saying.
Before becoming a coach, Saucedo had represented Argentina in fencing. The couple had met through fencing. He coached Maurice and they eventually started dating.