“Do you all remember Neeraj Chopra,” asked Scorch. “Of course,” replied Felix. Verum and Orak nodded fervently. “He is India’s celebrated javelin thrower,” replied Felix. “Yes, he is a gold medalist and he is…” Verum was about to complete the sentence, but Scorch interrupted, “Pause! This news is related to Tokyo Olympics.”
“What happened to Chopra and the Tokyo Olympics,” asked Verum.
“Chopra has gifted the javelin that he used at the Tokyo Olympics to win the gold medal to the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. The 24-year-old athlete announced this on the social networking site Twitter last week,” informed Scorch.
“There is a museum dedicated to the Olympics,” exclaimed Felix, “I had not known this!”
“Oh, it very much exists,” responded Scorch, adding, “It was in the year 1993 when then-president of International Olympics Committee (IOC) Juan Antonio Samaranch initiated this plan.
The Museum houses sport- and Olympics-related exhibits. Some are permanent, some temporary. Currently, there are over 10,000 artifacts. Fun fact: It is the world’s largest Olympic Games archive.”
Just as Scorch took a pause, Verum’s trusty crystal ball hummed. It projected Chopra’s tweet for the Mysticals to see.
“Look! That’s the tweet,” said Verum, “I will read it for you all: It was an honour to visit and donate my Tokyo2020 javelin to the Olympic Museum yesterday. I hope its presence can inspire the younger generation to keep working hard towards their dreams. The occasion was even more special because I had @Abhinav_Bindra sir with me.
This is so cool! My crystal ball informs me that the museum houses a collection of 120 years. It also has Abhinav Bindra’s rifle.”
“Bindra is an Indian Olympic gold medalist,” added Scorch quickly, “and a retired sport shooter. Bindra was the first Indian to win individual Olympic gold at Beijing Olympics held in 2008.”
“Now there are two Indians who have found a spot at the prestigious Museum. Good going, India!” concluded Orak with rhythmic applause.