The entire Indian Olympic contingent stormed to the top of the offended nations table after a post-graduate woman from Bangalore gatecrashed the team's entrance to the opening ceremony procession, capturing all ten seconds of camera time.
The expertly timed manoeuvre, which caught the leading walkers totally unaware as they reached for their iPhones, was all the more remarkable as she was hampered by heavy blue denims, a bright red top and unofficial sponsor branded trainers. Flag carrier Sushil Kumar desperately tried to pull back the limelight stealing breakaway, but the main bunch were reluctant to support him leaving him unable to regain the centre focus.
As the IOA chiefs demanded an apology for the security lapse, Lord Coe described the woman, believed to be a cermony cast member, as "slightly over-excited". Renowned former international interloper Karl Power described the stunning performance as "totally mad for it!". A spokesperson for G4S declined to comment on the incident, but did say they probably had a uniform in her size available if she was interested in a career change.