To be honest, the judges were not impressed with Maru's javelin technique. I mean, never in the history of the Olympics has any athlete just... licked... the spear without even bothering to throw it. Nonetheless, they awarded him the gold medal in the event because HE'S JUST SO DARN CUTE!
This is Maru's last official event, but tune back in on Sunday for the Marulympics closing ceremonies!!!!!1
Of course Maru wins gold in this event; all of his teammates are Maru!
While not in top form, Maru still managed to squeeze the gold medal out of the shot put competition. Mainly because he is the only one competing in the Marulympics, but also because... well, no, that is the only reason. Congrats, cat! Don't feel too bad about your lack of grace; nobody looks good during shot put!
The best part of the Cat Olympics is the opening ceremony where they let a bunch of cats loose in a stadium with 3,000 balls of yarn and we all watch, breathless and in utter AWWWWW, for like nine hours.