In Rabat, Yego
won gold after covering 87.73 metres which was way ahead of second-placed Kenyan Alexander Kiprotich, who posted 77.50m.
A limping Yego
then retired having faulted on two of his previous throws and ended up with silver.
, 27, won gold at the world championships in Beijing last summer, and his winning throw of 304 feet, 2 inches was the farthest in the world since 2006.
While Van Niekerk's time was the best since 2007, you would have to go back as far as 2001 to witness a javelin flying as far as the 92.72 metres Yego
managed to give Kenya its first world title in a field event.
Rimmer claimed the notable scalps of 2009 world silver medallist Alfred Kirwa Yego
and Holland's European champion Bram Som.
Among the other world-class runners are Kenyans Joshua Chelenga and Daniel Yego
. Chelenga won the 2007 Rotterdam Marathon clocking 2:08:21 and then went on to better his timing to 2:07:05 while Yego
has recorded a personal best of 2:08:16 in Rome Marathon.
The African completed the two laps in one minute, 42.01 seconds at the Italian venue, finishing ahead of fellow Kenyan and 2007 world champion Alfred Kirwa Yego
(1:42.67) and South Africa's Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (1:42.86).
, the defending champion, can be backed at 15-2 but his best hope is to get a medal - he's 11-10 with Hills.
Live World Championship Athletics BBC2, Today, 10am & 3pm Jonathan Edwards and John Inverdale, above, host live coverage of the event's final day in Berlin, which includes the women's marathon and sees world champion Alfred Kirwa Yego
defend his 800m title and the final of the 4x400 relay.
He beat reigning world champion Alfred Yego
of Kenya, who had to settle for bronze.
Ismail took silver with another Kenyan, world champion Alfred Kirwa Yego
, finishing fast to claim the bronze.