Yego last won a medal at the World Championships in 2015 when he won the world title in Beijing.
The 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist Julius Yego will be hoping to go one place better as he targets better fortunes at the upcoming World Championships in Budapest, Hungary scheduled for August 19 to 27.
Yego, also known as YouTube Man, last won a medal at the World Championships in 2015 when he won the world title in Beijing.
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Kisia disclosed that they have had great players but have never been able to lift the trophy since 2009.
Speaking to Citizen Digital, Yego revealed that he is now injury free and is ready to conquer and reclaim his world title once he takes on a tough field which will include India’s Neeraj Chopra who is the reigning World champion.
Yego will be Kenya’s sole representative in javelin at the global event and he wants to don Team Kenya’s jersey with pride.
“I am happy, and I thank God I am free of injuries. Since 2016 I have not done well either in World Championship or the Olympics.
"I now feel good, strong, ready, and determined to reclaim back my 2015 world gold medal in javelin,” Yego said.
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Yego was doing very well in the field events until 2016 when he suffered an ankle injury and was later also diagnosed with a groin injury.
After the 2016 Rio Olympics, Yego has never managed a podium finish in any global event but he is now ready to announce his comeback.
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“We thank the Ministry and federations and urge them to continue giving us support. With continued support, we will have many athletes qualifying. This will raise our chances of getting more medals in the event.
"The support should not only be limited to financial issues but also sporting facilities including the training camps,” he added.
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The goal machine from NSL side Mwatate United is ready to set the Mbaraki Sports Club pitch ablaze.
He opened his 2023 season with a disappointing throw at the Diamond League Meeting in Doha, Qatar before jetting into the country for the Kip Keino Classic where he finished fifth.
He then competed at the Kenya Police Championships and National Championships where he reigned supreme after throwing 76.49m and 81.84m respectively. At the World Championships National trials, Yego managed to throw 78.43m.