World champion Yego added to Finland’s javelin field


Kenya's Julius Yego competes in the Men's Javelin Throw Final during the athletics event at ...
Kenya's Julius Yego competes in the Men's Javelin Throw Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 20, 2016. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Organisers of the Paavo Nurmi Games have announced world champion Julius Yego will be among four global champions on the javelin runway at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Turku on 13 June.

The Olympic silver medalist will join Olympic champion Thomas Rohler, 2012 Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott and 2007 world champion Tero Pitkamaki will face Rohler and his German compatriot Johannes Vetter in the Finnish city.

All five men have PBs beyond 89 metres.

Rohler won in Turku last year, throwing a world-leading 91.28m to add more than two metres to the meeting record Pitkamaki set in 2015.

The addition of Yego, Walcott and Vetter means the top four finishers from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be reunited in Turku.

-Report by the iaaf.org.

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