Egyptian javelin thrower wins silver at world championships
Second placed Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed of Egypt celebrates with a national flag after winning silver at the men's javelin throw final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, August 26, 2015- Reuters
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CAIRO:  Egyptian javelin thrower Ihab Abdel Rahman won Wednesday the silver medal at the 2015 International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships in Beijing.

Abdel Rahman, 26, made a throw of 88.99 meters and came second after Kenya’s gold medalist Julius Yego of Kenya, who made a new African record throw of 92.72 meters. Finland’s Tero Pitkamaki won the bronze medal with an 87.64-meter throw.

Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed of Egypt competes in the men's javelin throw final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, August 26, 2015- Reuters

Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed- Reuters

“I’m so excited, this was a very tough day,” Abdelrahman said in a televised interview with the Beijing World Championships, according to Kingfut.com.

Wednesday’s silver medal is the first Egypt earned in the championship that kicked off August 22.

Abdel Rahman’s very best record of an 89.21-meter throw was achieved in the IAAF Diamond League in Shanghai in May 2014.

Winnger Julius Yego of Kenya (C), second placed Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed of Egypt (L) and third placed Tero Pitkamaki of Finland celebrate with their national flags after competing at the men's javelin throw final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, August 26, 2015- Reuters

Winnger Julius Yego of Kenya (C), second placed Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed of Egypt (L) and third placed Tero Pitkamaki of Finland- Reuters

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