GCC Secretary General Congratulates Qatar on Hosting FIFA Arab Cup 2021 Qatar    Jordan's King Receives European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Affairs    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet's Virtual Session    Saudi Stock Exchange Main Index Ends Trading Lower at 10,761 Points    HRH Crown Prince Congratulates President of Central African Republic on Republic Day    Education Minister Meets with Chairman of Italian Thought and Research Center    Saudi Hind Al-Showaier Elected Regional Director of World Federation of the Deaf    KSrelief Covers Annual Expenses for Orphaned, Needy Students in Albanian Islamic Sheikhdom Schools    Russia Records 32,648 New Cases of COVID-19, 1,229 Deaths    Japan Confirms First Case of Omicron Variant of Coronavirus    World's first living robots can now reproduce, scientists say    Chinese president pledges one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to Africa    Actor hatched 'secret plan' for hate hoax    Are Indians unable to laugh at themselves?    UN chief calls for nuclear weapons-free Middle East    MHRSD resolves dispute between employer and Filipino housemaids    Dr. Carboni: 4 museums to be set up in two years    Coronavirus pandemic could cost global tourism $2 trillion this year    Jeddah receiving world's greatest drivers in preparation for Formula1 Grand Prix    El-Sisi inaugurates EDEX 2021; tours Saudi pavilion    Trailblazer Juffali named ambassador for Formula 1 STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix    Dr. Al-Sheikh, Japanese envoy discuss promotion of scientific and research cooperation    Aramco awards contracts worth $10bn for vast Jafurah field development    Saudi national team golfers in action in both Thailand & Bahrain    Saudi Stock Exchange Main Index Ends Trading Higher at 10,810 Points    Saudi Film Commission launches strategy to develop cinema sector    Saudi Film Commission launch its strategy to develop film and cinema sector    Saudi Arabia Dakar Rally route unveiled; 430 vehicles to take part    Launch of Fintech Tour Activities in Participation of SAMA, CMA and MCIT    Jeddah Corniche Circuit attracts world attention as first Saudi Arabian GP nears    Saudi Stock Exchange Main Index Ends Trading Lower at 10,787 Points    Dar AL-Hekma University Celebrates General Education    Riyadh Season to host @Hack as biggest cybersecurity event in region    'Disability reminds us that there is no such thing as normal'    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to dazzle Riyadh Season on Dec. 10    President, CEO of Saudi Arabian Fencing Federation to Participate in International Fencing Federation Congress    Al-Hilal Wins AFC Champions League 2021    United Through Sports World Virtual Youth Festival Kicks off Tomorrow in Turaif District    SAFF Announces First Female Coach for KSA's First Women's Team    First Full International Marathon in Saudi Arabia to be Held in March 2022    Winter Wonderland Circus Amazes Audience with Thrilling Acrobatic Shows    Bollywood star's 'India got freedom in 2014' remark stirs controversy    23 Saudi women obtain favorable verdicts in 'adhl' lawsuits    Bride's fingerprint not required in revised e-marriage contract    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Yego wins Kenya's 1st field gold
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 27 - 08 - 2015

• Longest javelin throw in 14 years
• Masrahi finishes eighth
• Campbell-Brown disqualified
BEIJING — Julius Yego continued Kenya's dominance of the World Athletics Championships by winning his country's fifth gold medal with a longest javelin throw in 14 years with a mark of 92.72-meters in a dramatic final.
It is the first time that Kenya, a nation noted for its distance-running prowess, has won a world title in a field event, and Yego's victory comes a day after Nicholas Bett won the 400m hurdles title, the shortest distance over which any Kenyan has become a world champion.
Yego was in eighth position before his third attempt in the final, when he landed chest-down behind the line after unleashing the world-leading throw.
The world record of 98.48 meters was set in 1996 by Jan Zelezny of the Czech Republic, who also set the championship record at 92.80 in 2001.

See Also: 2 Kenyan runners test positive
In an event which has long been a European stranglehold, there was a one-two for Africa, as Egypt's Ihab El Sayed took the silver medal with his 88.99m second-round effort.
Finland's Tero Pitkamaki maintained European pride by taking bronze with his 87.64m best effort. Thomas Rohler, of Germany placed fourth with 87.41, after having led in the early stages.
Yego, 26, is diminutive by the standards of international javelin throwers, standing only 5ft 8in/1.75m tall.
Rejected as a runner by sports coaches as a schoolboy, he learned himself the javelin by watching videos on YouTube.
Wayde van Niekerk won his first world championship title in the 400 meters, holding off defending champion LaShawn Merritt and Olympic gold medalist Kirani James.
The 23-year-old South African went out hard and held on to win in 43.48 seconds. Merritt took silver in a personal best 43.65 and James finished third in a season-best 43.78.
Saudi Arabia's hopes for a medal vanished as Yousef Ahmed Masrahi finished eighth in 45.15.
Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi of Kenya won a three-way sprint to the line to take the gold in the 3,000-meter steeplechase ahead of Habiba Ghibri of Tunesia and Gesa Krause of Germany.
Over a tight last lap, Ghribi stumbled ahead of one barrier and once the last water pit was passed, the finishing kick made the difference with Jepkemoi coming from behind to win in 9 minutes, 19.11 seconds.
Ghribi got silver, .13 seconds behind, and beat Krause by .01.
Yarisley Silva of Cuba cleared 4.90 meters on her third attempt in the pole vault to secure her first world championship.
Silva was a silver medalist at the 2012 London Olympics, missing out on gold in a countback.
Fabiana Murer of Brazil, the 2011 world champion, held the lead when she cleared 4.85 at her first attempt but missed all three attempts at the next height.
Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou of Greece missed her first attempt at 4.85 and, with a bronze medal guaranteed, passed her next attempt at that mark and moved to the next height but failed twice more.
American teammates Jenn Suhr, the Olympic champion, and Sandi Morris finished in a share of fourth place after failing to clear 4.80.
Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic defended her world title in the 400-meter hurdles with a world leading run of 53.50 seconds.
Hejnova came back strongly after missing the 2014 season after breaking a bone in her left foot.
Shamier Little of the United States got silver from the tight inside lane .44 seconds behind the Czech, edging teammate Cassandra Tate, who finished in 54.02.
Commonwealth champion Kaliese Spencer of Jamaica stumbled early in the race and finished last.
Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin looked in fine form as they ran the fastest times of the 200m semifinals to set up a mouthwatering second sprint showdown.
Bolt, who beat Gatlin when they clashed for the first time this year in the 100m final, looked relaxed and took time to chat with a fellow competitor as he approached the line to win his heat with his first sub-20 second time of the year.
Veronica Campbell-Brown rounded the curve in the 200m and kept going and going, straight into the next lane.
The Jamaican started in Lane 5 and wound up in Lane 6 at the world championships Wednesday. She won her heat, but running out of your lane leads to disqualification.
British sprinter Margaret Adeoye was shocked to see Campbell-Brown suddenly appear in front of her.
Campbell-Brown, the 2011 world champion in the event, didn't stop to talk after her mistake, saying she was, “having a headache.”
The presence of Campbell-Brown nearly gave Adeoye a migraine, thinking she may have messed up. — Agencies

Clic here to read the story from its source.