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Yego eyes wins at Africa Games, World Championships

23 Aug 2019, 23:35 ( 1 Month ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Julius Yego of Kenya receives medical treatment during the Men's Javelin Throw Final of 2019 Nanjing IAAF World Challenge meeting in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, on May 21, 2019. (Xinhua/Wang Lili)

2015 world javelin champion Julius Yego is looking to hit two birds with one stone now that he has overcome his injury problems.
   
Speaking in Nairobi, Yego says he has regained his fitness, which saw him hurl the javelin 88.24 meters to win silver at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016 before groin and ankle injuries interrupted his last three years of competition.
   
Now the 30-year-old says he is ready to star at the Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco, and the World 
  
"I am happy with my health. My fitness is gradually returning. I am regaining my groove. My movement on the runway is superb and my technique can only get better," said Yego on Friday in Nairobi.
  
He proved his credentials with a performance almost equaling that at Rio, when his throw measured 84.16 meters, a season's best.
  
"The groin pain and discomfort is completely gone and it feels great again. I am free in my movement and that is clear indication of good times ahead," he said.