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Yego Makes History

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yegoWorld champion, Julius Yego, made history after winning Olympics silver in the men Javelin despite being forced out of the final injured.

The Kenyan ended his Rio 2016 campaign in tears after retiring after the fourth round having established the lead with an opening attempt of 88.24m.

German Thomas Rohler who came in as the world leader threw 90.30m to take the gold medal with his fifth effort as London 2012 champion.

Yego, thus becomes the first Kenyan field athlete to take the medal at the Olympics after making history in London 2012 where he became the pioneering African to compete at the final.

Yego injured himself with his second throw and it sadly ended his interest in the competition although his first effort stood up for the gold and he managed to cautiously  return to collect his medal.

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