Yego out of medal contention in Oregon

Yego out of medal contention in Oregon

Yego, the reigning African champion, missed out on qualification after managing a throw of 79.60 meters which was not good enough to see him advance to the medal round.

2015 World Champion Julius Yego’s hopes of returning to the podium in Oregon were dashed after he failed to advance further in the javelin competition on Thursday 21 July 2022.

Defending world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada had the best throw of the day, reaching 89.91 metres.

 Former Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago also failed to advance

Yego, the reigning African champion, missed out on qualification after managing a throw of 79.60 meters which was not good enough to see him advance to the medal round.

He won the javelin title at the All-Africa Games in 2011 and at the African Championships in Athletics in 2012 and 2014; at the 2013 World Championships he placed fourth, losing a medal in the final round. In 2014, he became the first Kenyan to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in a field event.

 At the 2015 World Championships he won the gold medal with a throw of 92.72m, becoming the first Kenyan to win a World Championships gold medal in a field event. He won silver at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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