Julius Yego, the YouTube athlete made history as he broke his own record in the ongoing IAAF World Championship which is ongoing in Beijing, China. The javelin legend made a historic 92.72m throw making it the world’s best in the past decade.
His throw was third best since creation after a World record of 98.48 set by Jan Zelezny (Czech) on May 25, 1996 and his World Championship record of 92.80 from the Edmonton Championships on August 12, 2001.
Yego was closely followed by Ihab Abdelrahman El-Sayed of Egypt won silver in 88.99, while Tero Pitkamaki of Finland finished third in 87.64.
The YouTube athlete now joins the list of five other IAAF Kenyan gold medalist led by Ezekiel Kemboi 3000m, Vivian Cheruiyot 10,000m, David Rudisha 800m, Nicholas Bett 400m and 3000m Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi.
Kenyans from all works of life took to social media to congratulate Yego for the exemplary performance. Using the hash tag #ThingsYegoCanThrow which trended for the better part of the evening KOT celebrated the win with humour and satire
@Ma3Route #ThingsYegoCanThrow MPs, Cabinet Secretaries and Governors who bully and overlap in traffic. via @GithinjiMwai
@ArnoldOkudo If only Julius Yego could throw TRIBALISM and CORRUPTION out of Kenya. #ThingsYegoCanThrow
@WaihigaMwaura #ThingsYegoCanThrow Arsenal to the top of the table:-)
@fokango #ThingsYegoCanThrow The Museveni sugar from Uganda to a Nakumatt near you in Kenya @citizentvkenya @terryannechebet
@Ticktok08 Kenya is a hotbed of haters, @CNN cannot reconize all our medals but doping #ThingsYegoCanThrow , BBC n CNN ‘away’…
@Ramgeedavis #ThingsYegoCanThrow Radio Presenters fake american accent
@Kiremavinni #Thingsyegocanthrow Raila into power yr 2017
@KinyuaAlvan #ThingsYegoCanThrow Pastor Ng’ang’a back to primary school for English lessons.
@AlexanderKimuri #ThingsYegoCanThrow the xaxa generation to Mars
@DisiMutu Julius Yego can throw your ex back into your life. haha. #stolen #ThingsYegoCanThrow
Meanwhile two Kenyan athletes have been issued with provisional bans after failing a doping test. The athletes Koki Manunga and Joyce Zakary have been temporarily banned awaiting further tests.