‘Nigeria has failed Africa!,’ Julius Yego frustrated after Team Kenya were stranded in Lagos

Javelin champion, Julius Yego, who is among the team Kenya delegation that is in Nigeria for the Africa Athletics Champions, was left frustrated after they spent yet another night in Lagos.

Team Kenya forced to share limited hotel rooms and beds in Lagos

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This is after the organizers of 2018 Africa Athletics Championships failed to provide a chartered flight for them to reach the match venue in Asaba.

Only 22 of the close to 100-member delegation managed to travel to Asaba.

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Taking to his social media pages, a visibly jaded Yego, cut a frustrated figure as he blamed the Nigerian and AAC officials for the fiasco.

He shared photos of the team sleeping on the airport floor as they contemplated on their next move, hours before the start of the championships.

He posted, stranded for the 2nd at the airport now back to hotel yet we have competition starting tomorrow morning !! We not sure if we will go to Asaba the place of competition tomorrow !!Nigeria has fail Africa CAA has fail aftican (sic) lovers of athletics

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“The team is currently stuck in the evening rush hour traffic heading to a hotel where they are expected to spend the night,” one of the managers said in a statement on Tuesday evening.

The team said the situation was, however, brightened by the assurances that they will spend the night on one bed per person as opposed to Monday where they spent the night in threes.

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The Confederation of Africa Athletics and the Asaba LOC are responsible for the teams’ travel to Asaba.

Team Kenya are considering flying back to Nairobi if the situation doesn’t change.

Another team which experienced same troubles was Ghana, though as of Tuesday evening they had managed to arrive in Asaba.

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Future Javelin champ! Legendary Julius Yego Welcomes Baby Boy!

Javelin superstar, Julius Yego has joined a growing list of celebrities who have welcomed new born babies in recent days after welcoming his second child, Finn Kigen Lagat on Monday.

Yego is married to the beautiful Sincy Yego, together whom have been blessed with two kids now.

‘Welcome my son! I believe u r a Fisher of men,’ Daddy Owen delights as wife Farida gives birth

The news of the birth of his baby boy was broken by Radio and TV personality Carol Radull who shared on her Instagram feed congratulating the superstar, alongside a photo of baby Kigen.

She wrote; The next Javelin World Champion! Congrats buddy!

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His son’s birth comes just days after he posted a photo of him and gospel artist, Daddy Owen congratulating the ‘Kazi ya msalaba’ singer’s wife and wishing her all the best while she was at the labour ward.

He posted; #Artist@Daddy Owen #it was nice meeting you man, congrats and goodluck to your wife on the labor ward

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On Monday, Owen’s gorgeous wifey, Farida also gave birth to a bouncing baby boy and it seems like the wives to the two superstars were in the same facility.

Congratulations superstar !

World champion Julius Yego mourns death of his grandfather with a heartfelt plea

 

Back in June 2017, World Javelin champion Julius Yego let the world know that his grandmother had passed on.

His granny went to be with the angels at the age of 93, and his followers noted how she had loved a full life.

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Sadly,  Yego has lost his only surviving grandparent. His grandfather passed on, and the world champion has penned down a moving message to his late grandpa.

Yego wrote;

Sometimes life can be that stressful ! Within a span of 1year we lost these great pillars of our family ! But it’s ok we thanked you for the great guidance and laughter we had together our grannies we say BIG thank you 
We will miss you forever but the gap will be hard to be filled though 
Say hi to gugu babu till we meet again

KOT react to businessman Jimi Wanjigi’s fake death obituary in the newspaper

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World Javelin champion Juius Yego and his grandparents

 

Rest in peace.

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“We will start winning from tonight!” Julius Yego promises Kenyans

Kenya’s Javelin champion, Julius Yego has urged Kenyans not to give up on the athletes at the ongoing Commonwealth games.

The rallying call comes as the country continues to wait for the first gold medal having failed to clinch any in the past disciplines which Kenya has dominated in the past years.

In a video he shared on his social media, an excited Yego expressed hopes that as of tonight Kenya will be on gold hunt and we will have something to cheer about.

The 2016 Olympics silver medalist is set to play his part in Javelin throw in a few hours time as he bids to make into the finals on Saturday and hopefully bag that gold.

Below is his latest Facebook post where he showcased his gear.

Now is the time to go to the field of javelin throw tomorrow morning Aussie local time 11.10am group B qualification !#ready#focusing#on the final #onsaturdayaftenoon#teamKenya#letscheer#tovictory

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Check out the video below.

 

‘I Turned To Internet Since I Didn’t Have Support’ – Yego Shares Emotional Journey To Stardom

Africa’s King of Javelin, Julius Yego stands out among his peers as one of the most humble athletes not only in Kenya but across the globe. His humility coupled by his record breaking monster performances on the track has won millions of hearts.

Yego who is the African record and Commonwealth record holder for the event with a personal best of 92.72 metres, is popularly known as ‘The Youtube Man’ after the 2016 Olympic Silver medalist turned to the internet to learn how to throw by watching Youtube videos of Javelin athletes.

However, that’s all people know about the African sports giant, but what really pushed him to rely on the internet instead of looking for local coaches?

In a long emotional post, Yego talks of how he almost gave up on his dream when no one showed efforts to nurture his talent, despite qualifying for the World Junior Championships in Poland.

When your back is against the wall what do you do? You try another route to get to your destination, something Yego did that saw him put Kenya on the map in the world of track and field events, away from long distance races.

Nobody was there for me to see if I was doing well or not, so I went to the cyber cafe. Through the internet I was able to see how the greats trained.

Read Yego’s post in part.

WOLOLO! Julius Yego Ditches Tradition In Support Of Victor Wanyama!

Read his full post below where he takes us through the hustles and bustles he had to overcome to become the star he is now.

I began setting javelin records at school, but lack of support from the federation came between me and my dreams and after qualifying for the World Junior Championships in Poland, I could not attend the competition because I didn’t have the support.
At the moment I couldn’t find a coach an (sic) turned to the internet to find one, through YouTube. YouTube helped me to learn from the best javelin throwers in the world.

This was in 2009, when I was now getting serious about training and I didn’t have a coach. Nobody was there for me to see if I was doing well or not, so I went to the cyber cafe. Through the internet I was able to see how the greats trained.
At the 2011 All Africa Games I became the first Kenyan to win a title in a field event. I went ahead and later won silver in men javelin in the Rio Olympics 2016, despite being forced out of the final injured.

In Beijing, I won Kenya’s fifth gold medal with a 92.72 M throw in a dramatic men’s javelin final. It was the first time that Kenya, a nation noted for its distance-running prowess, has won a world title in a field event.

My throw is the longest anywhere since then and beats the Commonwealth record held by Briton Steve Backley since 1992.

WOLOLO! Julius Yego Ditches Tradition In Support Of Victor Wanyama!

African king of Javelin, Julius Yego, over the weekend did the unthinkable, but before you start filling your mind with all the things you can think of, he did it all in support of Harambee Stars and Tottenham midfield enforcer, Victor Wanyama.

A staunch Arsenal fan, Yego broke all barriers, ditched the traditions and stepped into football’s salty waters by showing his support for the Harambee Stars skipper – Talk of patriotism.

Still wondering what Yego did ‘wrong’?.

Tottenham Hot Spurs and Arsenal are bitter rivals all based in North London. The rivalry between these two sides began in the early 1900’s, when Arsenal moved from the Manor Ground, Plumstead to Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, just four miles from Tottenham’s White Hart Lane; by doing so, they became Tottenham’s nearest neighbours and thus began a natural local rivalry.

And just like our very own rivals, Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards, you can never show support for the rival team in whatever circumstance especially in the land where residents eat, breathe and live football.

Meet The Queen Behind King Julius Yego’s Success

While Wayama’s high-flying Tottenham were getting ready to take on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side, in one of last weekend’s juiciest EPL fixtures, Julius Yego the Javelin African record and Commonwealth record holder was not letting traditions tie him down in support of his buddy.

He showed love for the man who brought the country honor by being the first East African player to play in one of the world’s most competitive leagues, Victor Wanyama.

The Olympic silver medalist took to his Facebook page where he posted a photo of him in Tottenham Hot Spurs’ kit, with Wanyama’s name engraved on it.

 Going @victor Wanyama full support! Congrats for a splendid performance recently bro !!but am @gooners you know !! Posted Yego.

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Class act by Yego!

MUNGU HALALI: Yego Discharged From Hospital After Nasty Accident

World Javelin champion Julius Yego has been discharged from Mediheal Hospital hospital in Eldoret after he was involved in an accident last night in the town.
Yego broke down in tears saying he is lucky to be alive after the accident in which he collided with a lorry near a petrol station along the Eldoret-Nairobi highway.  His newly acquired car was extensively damaged.

A consultant at the hospital Dr Florentius Koech said the athlete only suffered bruises.

King Of Javelin Julius Yego Survives Nasty Road Accident (PHOTOS)

This is horrific to see !!but no words can express what to say !!my living God was with me !big big thank you my almighty your a true living God I will forever glorify your name !to all Kenyans thank you am a life thank you for prayers. Wrote Yego on his Facebook feed moments after he was discharged.

King Of Javelin Julius Yego Survives Nasty Road Accident (PHOTOS)

King of Javelin, Julius Yego, 27, is in stable condition after surviving a grisly road accident on Sunday night.

According to the Nation, the Olympic silver medalist narrowly survived an accident after his newly acquired sports utility vehicle (SUV) was involved in an accident along Kapsoya road, Eldoret near Equity Bank at around 10pm.

JULIUS YEGO: People Always Get Amazed When I Tell Them I Scored A Goal From A Throw-In

Yego, who was voted the 2015 sports personality of the year in the country, was rushed to the Mediheal Hospital in Eldoret Town where he was admitted for treatment.

Meet The Queen Behind King Julius Yego’s Success

He took to his Facebook page to assure his fans that he was in stable condition soon after the news broke.

God is living and great!am ok my people ! Can’t believe am [email protected] yupo!!am in stable [email protected]He wrote.

The extensively damaged SUV was towed to the Eldoret Central Police Station.

Check out the photos below.

-Nation

 

 

Meet The Queen Behind King Julius Yego’s Success

Behind every successful man, there is a woman. But what happens when the same successful chap has a strong lady pushing him to the limits, despite criticisms, heartbreaks and life’s obstacles? You can be sure the lady is a queen, who is unknowingly grooming a king.

Let’s talk about one of our celebrated heroes shall we?

Infact, lets talks about the world’s most celebrated hero or if you like King Julius Yego. This is the man who single handedly brought the continent to it’s knees before conquering the international arena with his gold-medal worthy javelin heroics.

JULIUS YEGO: People Always Get Amazed When I Tell Them I Scored A Goal From A Throw-In

Just a simple reminder, this man Yego turned his dream into a reality, making it possible for others to believe in their dreams as a result. All this is thanks to his determination, resilience and utter hard work that saw the YouTube star become a household name soon after he stormed into the scene.

Born in in Cheptonon (Saba River) location in Tinderet, Nandi District 27 years ago, he’s not only revolutionized the sporting world but has already won hearts, both young and old across the globe with his mighty achievements. His humility has kept him focused on what is important ever since his debut half a dozen years ago.

But it’s fair enough to say that the 2016 Olympics silver medalist could not have made it this far without his beautiful wife, Sincy Chemutai’s support and inspiration.

Mrs. Yego has managed to keep a low profile only making countable public appearances most times when she is seeing off or receiving her king, before and after his javelin competitions. and .

Julius Yego wins big in the 12th Sports personality Of The Year Awards

In my usual stroll on the inter webs I happened to bump into photos of Julius Yego and his son enjoying the country’s beautiful scenery. Well what caught my eye was a number of people pouring their heartfelt messages to the champion with a number quick to ask; “The king and the prince, but where is the queen?”.

And guess who came through in the same comment section? His beautiful wife.

She wrote; “My God given family, looking handsome both. Missing you big.”

As inquisitive as I am, I decided to check out her profile to satisfy my suspicions and viola! It was indeed the queen behind the African king of javelin’s success.

Check out her photos below.

World Javelin Champion, Julius Yego On Course For Olympic Glory

Kenya’s world javelin champion Julius Yego advanced to the final after registering a throw of 83.60 meters as the event got underway on Wednesday night at the Olympic Stadium in Rio.

Yego started off with 78.88m on his first attempt before making a wrong throw on the second attempt. He then made amends on the final throw to go slightly above the qualifying mark with 83.60m.

Yego was competing in Group B, which was won by Trinidad and Tobacco’s Keshorn Walcott with a season best throw of 88.68m. Germany’s Johannes Vetter was second with 85.96m ahead of Japanese Royhei Arai, who registered 84.16m.

Other qualifiers in the group were -Peter Frydrych (Cze) 84.16m, Vitezslav Vesely (Cze)  82.85 and Aritti Ruuskanen (Finland) 82.20m.

Germany’s Julian Webber won Group ‘A’ with a throw of 84.46 with Jakub Vadlejch coming (Cze) second on 83.27 and Dmytro Kosynskyy (Ukraine) taking third place with 83.23m. Germany’s Thomas  Rohler (80.36m) and Australia’s Joshua Robinson (80.84m) closed the top five places.

In an interview, Yego admitted that the competition will be tight but promised to give it his best shot as he seeks to add the Olympic title to his world crown.

The final will be held on Saturday at the Olympic Stadium.