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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)

Egypt's Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed prays after winning the silver medal in the men's javelin at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 (AP)

Egypt's Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed, silver, left, and Kenya's Julius Yego, gold, right, celebrate after the men's javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015(AP)

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)

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 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)

Egypt's Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed competes in the men's javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 (AP)

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)

From left: Egypt's Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed, silver, Kenya's Julius Yego, gold, and Finland's Tero Pitkamaki celebrate after the men's javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015(AP)