NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Olympic javelin silver medalist Julius
Yego wants to forget his Commonwealth Games problems by
starting off the Diamond League season with a victory in
Doha, Qatar on May 2.
failed to make the finals in Gold Coast, Australia, will
lead a group of Kenyan stars at the Doha Diamond League
make those who believe in winning like me stronger. I am
sorry to everyone who believed and counted on me to
deliver gold in Commonwealth Games. I have disappointed
you, am disappointed too not to have made it in the
finals because of officiators’ mistakes,” Yego said.
now wants to return stronger at the Doha Diamond League
and believes it will be a start of his ascent back to
the top since he injured his groin and ankle, denying
him the World title and Commonwealth Games crown.
heartbroken but I will come back stronger and make you
happy,” he said.
Yego will face baptism by fire as he comes up against
Johannes Vetter, Thomas Rohler, Jakub Vadlejch and Petr
Also in the
javelin mix are reigning Commonwealth Games champion
Neeraj Chopra of India. The 20-year old holds the world
lead and is also the Junior World champion and Asian
champion and record-holder.
of the Doha Diamond League meeting have confirmed that
there will be other top clashes in women’s pole vault as
Sandi Morris and Katerina Stefanidi face off. Women’s
pole vault also includes recently-crowned Commonwealth
gold and silver medalists Alysha Newman of Canada and
Eliza McCartney of New Zealand respectively, 2017 World
Championship bronze medallist and 2013 U18 world
champion Robeilys Peinado of Venezuela, and 2013
European indoor champion and British record-holder Holly
champion Caster Semenya, fresh off from her Commonwealth
Games 800m/1500m double victory, will head the field in
the longer race.
moment Semenya’s chief competition appears to be Gudaf
Tsegay of Ethiopia, the 2016 world indoor bronze
medalist and world U20 indoor record holder, Kenyan
Winny Chebet, a world indoor 1500m finalist, Rababe
Arafi of Morocco, a world and Olympic 1500m finalist,
and Eunice Sum of Kenya, the 2013 world 800m champion.