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World Champion Javelin Thrower Taught Himself the Sport on YouTube

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The beauty of the Olympics is getting to see athletes from around the world and all walks of life compete for a common goal. Some overcome great odds to get there. Take Kenyan javelin thrower Julius Yegom, for example, who had a passion for the sport but lacked the resources to train in his hometown of Cheptonon. Using dried sticks as makeshift javelins, he tried to teach himself the sport. Yego also picked up proper training techniques from YouTube after realizing he had a gift. What follows is a tale of perseverance in the face of adversity. Watch a video documenting Yego’s inspiring story below.