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Never Forget The Time That Random Lady In Red Crashed India's Opening March At The 2012 Olympics

At least it didn't happen this time in Rio.

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But while everyone could identify the 83 athletes who made up the team, no one knew who this mysterious woman in red was or where she had come from:

Not only did the unidentified female seem to be part of the contingent, she actually seemed to be leading them ahead of Kumar.

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She was eventually identified as Madhura Nagendra from Bengaluru, but not before her epic gatecrashing had caused panic on an international scale.

It turned out that Nagendra was just a performer at the ceremony who, through a deadly combination of lax security, chaos and overeagerness, got swept up with the contingent, and ended up front and centre in front of millions of people.

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According to reports, she was only supposed to accompany the team till the track, but ended up leading them through the entire lap.