NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Olympic javelin silver medalist Julius Yego of
Kenya will skip the Shanghai Diamond League assignments in May
to focus on his training and reconditioning and expects to
return to action stronger on June 13.
Yego, 29, has had a
tough start in the season and finished last at the Doha Diamond
League meeting on May 4, but wants to return to competitive
action when he is certain of his fitness.
“I will be back
stronger. It has been an interesting season in the javelin and I
look forward to more improvement in the next competition,” Yego
said on Thursday from Eldoret.
The Kenyan failed to
make the finals of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast,
Australia, leaving it to Indian youngster Neeraj Chopra to claim
He started off the
Diamond League campaign in Doha, Qatar, but was clearly
struggling after shaking off the ankle and groin injuries that
saw him relinquish his world title.
He threw a season
best of 80.75 meters. But he wants to return to the 90 meters
throw in his next competition.
Yego will only
return to action on June 13 at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting,
which is part of the IAAF World Challenge tour.
He will be up
against world champion Johannes Vetter, Olympic winner Thomas
Rohler and Neeraj Chopra all who have thrown over the 90 meter
This means that he
will not be available for competition in Shanghai, Eugene, Rome,
Oslo or Stockholm.