Kenyan Javelin Thrower

Kenyan Javelin Thrower

Kenya is renowned for its distance runners who have won races all over the world.

The Kenyans showed their prowess again recently at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, where they won 10 gold medals.

Nine of the 10 gold came in running events, while Julius Yego made history as the first Kenyan to be crowned Commonwealth Games champion in the javelin. …Yego’s winning throw of 83.87 meters came in the third round of the javelin competition.

The 25-year-old Kenyan decided to pass on his three remaining attempts because he was afraid he would aggravate a groin injury suffered during warm-ups.The track in Glasgow was slippery from pouring rain that made the competition challenging for Yego and all the javelin throwers.

 

Photo credit: VOA News http://blogs.voanews.com/sonny/files/2014/08/YegoJulius080214RTR.jpg

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