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Old Photos Of Dipa Karmakar Have Convinced The Internet That She's Won An Olympic Gold

You can cheer Karmakar on at the REAL gymnastic finals on Sunday, August 14 where she ACTUALLY might win a gold medal.

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On August 8, gymnast Dipa Karmakar scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the individual vault finals, that too in her debut Olympic Games.

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Karmakar finished 8th by performing the dangerous "Produnova vault" in the qualifying round.

Various images of her which are thought to be at the event have been going viral. Like this one of her standing on a podium with her gold medal.

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The image is a real one, but is in fact from April 18, during the Test Events in which Karmakar qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio.

Not long after, this video of the test event was shared all over Facebook and Twitter. As with the images, people confused it with the August 8 qualifying rounds, mistakenly thinking that Karmakar won the gold there.

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A Facebook paged called "Rio Olympics 2016" furthered the confusion by sharing the image of the scoreboard, and it was shared almost 18,000 times.

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