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Julius Yego World Championship gold winner learnt Javelin by watching youtube videos

Julius Yego did not learn how to threw a javelin from a coach rather by watching YouTube videos of the sport’s greats

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  play Julius Yego taught himself javelin by watching youtube videos (Reuters )
Yego wins Javelin for Kenya's first field gold play The 26-year-old is the first Kenyan to win World Championship gold IN javelin (Reuters)

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Kenya’s Julius Yego just won gold at the World Athletics Championship, throwing a titanic 92.72m-metres in the javelin men's final.

New reports have emerged that Yego was not taught how to throw javelin rather he learnt himself by just watching Youtube videos.

I do not have a coach, my motivation comes from within. Training without a coach is not an easy thing,” he told CNN in 2013, shortly after finishing a surprising 12th at the 2012 London Olympics as the first Kenyan to reach an Olympic final in a field event.

I watched YouTube and it really paid off for me, to see the training techniques and skills they are using.”

Yego is the first Kenyan to win a world title in a field event.

In an event which has long been a European stranglehold, there was a one-two for Africa, as Egypt's Ihab El Sayed took the silver medal with his 88.99m second-round effort.

Yego, 26, is diminutive by the standards of international javelin throwers, standing only 5ft 8in/1.75m tall.

Watch this Julius Yego video, below:

Julius Yego learnt javelin from Youtube videos

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