‘Youtube’ man Yego eyes Worlds glory this year

What you need to know:

  • Yego will be aiming to improve on his personal best this season ti 88m. “It’s possible with continued hard work and refining on my throwing techniques,” said Yego.
  • The All African Games champion added another silverware to his collection on August 2 when he won the Commonwealth Games javelin title on his third throw of 83.87m, beating Keshon Walcott from Trinidad and Tobago (82.67) and Mahish Peacock (Australia, 81.75).
  • Yego matched on to Marrakech, Morocco two weeks later for the Africa Championships where he threw 84.72 to retain his continental title, beating Africa record holder Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed of Egypt to second in 83.59 as South Africa’s Robert Oosthuizen settled for bronze in 77.81.

After basking in his best ever season last year, Julius ‘Youtube man’ Yego is eyeing more glory this year as he targets a podium finish at the World Championships javelin in August.


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