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Rohler takes javelin gold, 'YouTube' Yego silver

2016-08-21 08:10
Julius Yego (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Julius Yego of Kenya had to settle for silver in the javelin throw final, finishing behind gold medalist Thomas Röhler of Germany.

The 27-year-old Kenyan's best distance of 88.24m was trumped by the German's 90.30m, with Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago taking bronze on 85.38m.

Yego fell on the follow-through in the fourth round and decided to skip his remaining two attempts, allowing the 24-year-old German to win gold with his fifth-round effort.

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