Although Reda finally finished in his group, the difference was only 50 seconds from the first place holder.
The post, circulating on social media, includes a photo from a rowing competition with a table of results at the bottom.
The participants of the photo said that “Saudi Ali Reda finally finished in the men’s rowing competition at the Tokyo Olympics, an hour and a half ahead of the rest of the contestants.”
However, the AFP fact-finding service denied this claim with facts and figures.
She said that Saudi Hussain Ali Reda finished fifth in his group with 7:54:18 minutes, 50 seconds ahead of the group leader.
This can be confirmed through the official website of the Tokyo Olympics, which displays the results of the various competitions.