(LONDON) — Madhura Honey typifies the world’s fascination with gaining the proverbial 15 minutes of fame. And she managed to do it on the world’s biggest stage during last Friday’s opening ceremony of the London Summer Olympic Games.
While no one probably noticed anything unusual about the Indian delegation marching in the stadium, people back in India were baffled by the presence of a young woman dressed in a red shirt and blue jeans who led the contingent, walking next to Beijing Games bronze medalist Sushil Kumar.
A friend of the parade crasher determined it was Honey, a postgraduate student from Bangalore, who somehow managed to elude security — a fact that has outraged Indian Olympic Association vice president Tarlochan Singh.
Singh is still waiting to hear back from organizers about how this happened.
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