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Kenyans applaud Yego’s record breaking heroics

Kenyans on Monday took to Twitter to celebrate Julius Yego’s record breaking throw that saw him break the IAAF Diamond league and African Javelin throw record during the Diamond league in Birmingham, Great Britain.

The mighty throw of 91.39m was also the best in the world since 2006 as Yego, a relative newcomer to the discipline, continued to grow in form and stature.

His heroics saw Kenyans take to Twitter with congratulatory messages and others finding humour in the victory.

Ali AwDoll @Awdoll tweeted,” @JuliuYegoKE dared into javelin, the world laughed. Now the world is agape at his throw. Hongera.

@ qthuku wrote, “ Julius Yego. What a fantastic performance! Bring on the next round of IAAF diamond league!

@kips bett tweeted, “Congratulations Julius Yego. That was huge. Big respect fellow patriot.”

@brainstormerj wrote, “If only Luos threw javelin like Julius Yego rather than stones. Kenya could be very far.

@markphilo, “Ati Kenyan men looking for Julius Yego to do a favour of throwing away Njoki Chege


Yego dedicated the win to his son Jarvis and wife Chemutai along with fans who constantly urged him to keep going.

“Well that’s was astonishing!!Tremendous absolute brilliant today I was!!God is the giver and never leaves his people when they give a little prayer! Thank you lord thank you again! to my ever cheering and supportive fans around the globe the distance is your reward 91.39m is just out of my thoughts but it’s real hahaha did jarvis predict this one!his finger was just a show is support thanks alot son I love you I love you allSincy Chemutai#eversupportive she has been my darling,” posted Yego on his Facebook account.


Nicknamed “The YouTube man” for picking training tips from the the internet video portal, the 26 year old Policeman was breaking the national record for a third time at the IAAF events.

Last Thursday, Yego launched his spear to another Kenyan record of 87.71m in the fourth round, adding 85cm to the mark he set a week earlier in Ostrava where he threw 86.88m.

The 26-year-old policeman won the 2014 Commonwealth Games by beating Walcott after throwing a distance of 83.87m to become the first Kenyan to win gold at the event.

He had opened his season this year in Doha Diamond with the season’s best of 81.98m to finish sixth.