Julius Yego

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Julius Yego is a Kenyan track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw.

In October 2019, he captained the Kenyan national team that finished second at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar with a total of 11 medals.

Yego was the first Kenyan to win a World Championships gold medal in a field event when he clinched gold in the 2015 World Championships in the Javelin throw. He holds the African and Commonwealth records for the event with a personal best of 92.72 m.

In 2016, Yego bagged a silver medal in the Rio Olympics.