Former Javelin Olympic silver medalist Julius Yego has come out to set the record straight on why he wasn’t able to qualify to the next stage of the competition.
Yego finished 24th in the qualifiers after registering a final throw of only 77.34m out of the automatic qualification mark of 83.50metres.
Yego, who is a celebrated Youtube self-taught javelin champion blamed a number of factors for his unexpected and premature exit.
For starters, he blamed the lack of a guiding coach as being a huge factor in the world stage.
“It’s unfortunate I didn’t have a coach to correct me and that’s why the first two throws went off! You could see the other competitors were being corrected by their coaches. In javelin, a coach is very important, but when I raise these issues they say I’m fighting the as administration…”
Yego also blamed his muscle injury.
“I’m happy I competed at all today because I have a biceps injury which has really been disturbing me and yesterday I didn’t know I would compete at all. I will wait to see what my doctor says, but it’s the end of the season and I will take some rest. I haven’t competed all season and I’ve been out for long. My first competition was the trials. It’s been difficult that’s why I say I’m even lucky to have competed here at all,” he said.