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Throwing a javelin, Indian player Neeraj Chopra passed by. Damru and Cheeku couldn’t believe their eyes! He passed by so quickly.

Lily butterfly: Damru, what happened? You seem frozen.

Damru: Yes Lily, did you not see how Neeraj Chopra just threw that javelin? Such marvellous agility.

Lily: I saw! However, I am unable to understand one thing. Will you explain it to me without getting angry?

Damru: (Laughs softly at Lily) Hey Lily, I don’t get angry; I just get annoyed.

Lily: Ahh, I see. (She then turns away from Damru)

Damru: Lily, you were about to ask something. What was it?

Lily: No, nothing. Please continue watching the match or else you will get annoyed with me.

Damru: (Looks at Lily with a smile) Oh why! Ha-ha Lily, I was just pulling your leg. Ask away, I promise I won’t be annoyed.

Lily: (Takes a deep breath) Oh, alright then. Can you please explain this game to me?

Damru: Ah! The javelin throw is a track and field event where a javelin about 2.5 meters (8 ft 2 in) in length, is thrown. The javelin thrower throws the javelin with speed by walking into the area designated for the javelin. The men’s sport of javelin throwing is called the decathlon, and the women’s heptathlon.

Lily: OK, but then why were you so mesmerised with Neeraj Chopra when he passed by?

Damru: India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, delivered a brilliant throw on his first attempt. He threw the javelin 86.65 meters away. With this, he qualified for the finals. Now he has to throw 83.50 meters to enter the final directly. Neeraj will now show his strength in the final match on 7 August.

Lily: So, the climax is yet to come, my friend.

Damru and Lily both laugh out loud, looking at each other and continued enjoying the other matches at the stadium.