Julius Yego, is the current world leader but during the qualification round in the men’s Javelin throw in Beijing struggled a bit with his first effort of 80.79m, which would have been enough for the final but the Commonwealth Champion threw his javelin at a better angle with his second throw, which landed at 84.46m, well beyond the automatic qualifying standard of 83.00m.
The 26-year-old threw an African record of 91.39m in Birmingham in June this year and he finished fourth at the last World Championships in Moscow two years ago, with Tarabin overtaking him in the last round.
Yego took to social media after the competition saying
I thank God I’m through to the finals, my prayer for the podium high finish
Passionate Javelin fan are now waiting to see what Yego can throw, maybe Yego can set an all new World leading distance, who knows!