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Kenya: Yego to compete at Olympics


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The Kenyan National Olympics Committee(Nock) confirmed on Tuesday that Yego has been accepted by world athletics governing IAAF to compete at the event that runs from July 27 to August 12 despite qualifying with B-Standard. “Kenya is classified as one of the countries that must qualify its athletes through category A in almost all disciplines and we do not enjoy the privilege of athletes represent this country under category B “The only exception is Yego who has been accepted by IAAF because he is going to participate in Javelin and that is the only category B,” Nock Executive Officer, Stephen arap Soi, announced in Nairobi. All Africa Games champion Yego, who smashed his own national record of 78.34m while winning gold in Maputo last year with 79.95 in Nairobi on April 17 has thus fulfilled his dream of being the first ever Javelin thrower to represent his country at the Olympics. “It will be a good thing for me to be in the Olympics. I will never forget the honour of being an Olympian but I’m aiming at throwing the A-Standard.

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