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Gaurika expresses concerns for being called an Indian

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August 8, 2016: The youngest athlete in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Gaurika Singh has expressed concerns for being called an Indian. An Indian news-site had posted a news on her saying her to be an Indian.

She expressed concerns through a Facebook post, writing “Please let them correct…..I am a Nepali…not Indian.
Hope it reaches them.”

The website Olympics Updates had published an article with the headline ‘RIO Olympics 2016: Gaurika Singh 13-year-old Youngest Swimmer India’.

Facebook users numbering in the thousands have liked and shared the Facebook post and hundreds have commented on the post with anti-Indian sentiments.

See her Facebook Status: