Yego failed to live up to the billing after throwing 78.42m to finish a disappointing 17th.
2015 World javelin champion Julius Yego has unfortunately had to bid goodbye to the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary after a dismal show in the qualifying stage.
Yego, who was making his sixth appearance at the event, failed to live up to the billing after throwing 78.42m to finish a disappointing 17th and miss out on another chance to fly the country’s flag high.
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The 34-year-old has been battling a series of injuries and has failed to perform well in the recent past. He was also in action at last year’s World Championships in Eugene, Oregon but also failed to make it to the final.
He then proceeded to the Commonwealth Games where he finished third, a sign to show that he is slowly making a comeback but his results in Budapest prove otherwise.
So far this season, he has managed to reign supreme in local events but in the international events, things went sour for him. He was in action at the Kip Keino Classic where he finished fifth.
He had opened his season at the Diamond League Meeting in Doha but did not finish. At the event, World javelin silver medallist Neeraj Chopra reigned supreme as Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem and Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch finished second and third respectively.
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