Germany's Rohler takes gold in men's javelin

Röhler triumphs in javelin for Germany

But unfortunately the unforeseen happened and Yego retired from the competition after he was injured on his ankle.

Defending 2012 London Olympic Games javelin champion Keshorn Walcott failed to repeat his feat and had to settle for the bronze medal during the men's finals at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last night.

Kenya's world champion Julius Yego threw 88.24 meters on his first attempt, a season best and good enough to hold the lead until the penultimate round when Rohler unleashed his massive throw.

Rohler described his emotions after the win: "It's just awesome". I know how to throw 90m and I did it today - 90.30 is really far.

World champion, Julius Yego, made history after winning Olympics silver in the men Javelin despite being forced out of the final injured. He has been having a very good season.

Since then, he has become an experienced worldwide and won the Pan American title previous year as well as throwing an area record of 90.16m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne just over 12 months ago.

In a display to show that he accepted the challenge, the Toco-born athlete threw the javelin 85.38 metres in his second of six attempts.

With the last throw of the competition, with Yego getting treatment, Rohler had a farewell foul, knowing that the gold medal was his.

"I have been working hard to be on the podium at the Olympics and here I am, the silver medallist". I was fighting against myself a little bit.

"After the three throws I think I pulled my groin, but I am excited to be on the podium", he said. "It's another medal, it's not the one I wanted, but I'll just keep moving on", Walcott said of his unsuccessful title defence attempt.



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