CWG: Julius Yego Wins Bronze In Javelin

Yego was only breaking 80m for the second time this season, having thrown 80.66 to win the national trials in June.

After years of attempting to reclaim his place at the top of the global javelin throwing rankings, 2015 World Champion Julius Yego finally earned a medal on Sunday, taking bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

It was another morale-boosting performance for the YouTube Man who follows up the Commonwealth medal to the African gold he won in Mauritius in June.

Yego has battled injuries and a lack of form since winning silver at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, but he finally had reason to smile on Sunday when his first throw of 85.70 earned him bronze at the Alexander Stadium.

Yego was only breaking 80m for the second time this season, having thrown 80.66 to win the national trials in June.

His first throw was the best, with no throws in the second, third, fourth, or fifth attempts. In his final attempt, he threw above 80 for the third time this season, but the throw was registered at 82.68, meaning his first throw earned him a medal.

Anderson Peters of Grenada won silver with a best throw of 88.64m in his fifth attempt, while Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem broke the Games Record to win gold with a best throw of 90.18m, which was also a personal best for him.

Yego’s 92.72m throw in 2015 during the World Championships held in Beijing ranks him the sixth greatest Javelin thrower of all time.