Alex Ovechkin, Maria Kirilenko set to wed
Hockey star tweets "We are engaged !!!!!!! )))))))))"
A pair of Russia's top athletes are set to walk down the aisle.
Hockey superstar Alex Ovechkin and tennis pro Maria Kirilenko are engaged to be married.
Ovechkin confirmed through his Twitter account, @Ovi8, on Monday that he had popped the question: "We are engaged !!!!!!! )))))))))," Ovechkin wrote.
The Washington Capitals forward had snapped several photos of the pair together during the London Olympics, where Kirilenko won a bronze medal in women's doubles with Nadia Petrova.
The NHL lockout may have been a blessing in disguise for the two athletes, as they had more time to spend together in their native country.
Kirilenko, ranked 15th in the WTA, had been spotted at some of Ovechkin's games as he plays with Moscow in the KHL.