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YouTube javelin champion Julius Yego gets a coach

Julius Yego says there are many aspects of the
Julius Yego says there are many aspects of the track field event that require close monitoring and physical coaching. PHOTO | AFP 

YouTube javelin sensation Julius Yego request to Athletics Kenya and Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) to allow Joseph Koech Mosonik to coach him during the World Championships set for Beijing and beyond has borne fruits. The athlete who has not had a coach says he needed someone to help him interpret the YouTube techniques in order to perfect his skills.

“It’s good when you get someone you are working with since it helps you improve on many aspects. Mosonik has helped me a lot and I hope to go far with him”, admits Yego.

The country’s javelin hero says there are many aspects of the track field event that require close monitoring and physical coaching.

The pair has been has been working closely for the last three months, an undertaking that saw Yego perform well in Rome, Ostrava and the monstrous throw in the  Birmingham Diamond League meet.

Yego and his coach will be working on abdominal speed, runway techniques and advanced throwing techniques ahead of the World Championships this year.

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The KDF high jump, pole vault and field event coach is optimistic that Yego will improve on his performance this year. Mosonik, 55, has been advising Yego since 2007.

Yego believes Mosonik will help him to improve on his speed, accuracy, strength and momentum and better his 91.39-meter Diamond League and African record in Beijing later this month.

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