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Amazing reason sees Paralympic hero melt silver medal

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What would you do with an Olympic medal, if you were ever lucky enough to win one?

Some athletes display them prominently at home, while others keep them firmly under lock and key to keep them safe for decades, and generations, to come.

But one Paralympic hero from Sochi has come up with a completely novel use for one of the three medals he won at the Winter Olympics.

Vincent Gauthier-Manuel has decided to melt down part of a silver medal - having also won a gold and bronze for skiing in Russia - to make an engagement ring for his wife.

This story, reported by American Olympic broadcaster NBC, has captured the imagination and is a beautiful gesture of love to the woman Gauthier-Manuel plans to marry in 2016.

And, unsurprisingly, it's being well-received...

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