Julius Yego within one cm of DL win as Birech & Sum dominate

Kenya’s star javelin thrower Julius Yego, popularly known as the youtube man provided what is his best performance ever in the Diamond league on Wednesday at the Oslo Diamond League. Yego came second when he chucked the javelin a distance of 84.17m to finish behind former world champion Tero Pitakamaki who won with a throw of 84.18m. The performance bodes well for Yego who is gunning to finish at the podium during the commonwealth games.

Eunice Sum Stays perfect

Sum winning in Oslo

Eunice Sum had yet another commanding performance to win her third succesive diamond league win in Oslo on Wednesday June 11. After following the Australian pacemaker, Selma Kajan, through 400m in 57.45 Sum moved three metres clear down the back straight before Jessica Judd challenged around the final bend.

“It looks like I’m confident of winning but it is not true,” said Sum.

“I’m taking every competition one at a time especially as I am tired from recent competitions. I would like faster times, but I need to be more fresh. Maybe in Lausanne.”

Jairus Birech continues rapid rise

Kenya’s new steepechase sensation Jairus Birech added to his rapidly growing reputation with a commanding win in the 3000m steeplechase in 8:02.38; and Frenchman Pascal Martinot-Lagarde notched up his second 110m hurdles win on the trot, slicing 0.01 his world-leading time from Eugene with 13.12.

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Author: riadha