When I was losing my first baby tooth, if my Dad had suggested tying thread to it and using a javelin to yank it from my mouth, I’m fairly certain I would have run for the hills.

Ellie Clay puts young me to shame.

Yesterday, her dad Bryan Clay, 35, a 2008 Summer Olympic decathlon champion used his skills (and her bravery) to successfully set free her loose incisor with the help of his soaring spear.

“What you use javelins for once you’re retired,” Clay tweeted on Tuesday, alongside the clip (shown above) on social media. In the video, his courageous little girl is told to “say goodbye to the tooth!”

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