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Neeraj Chopra's javelin throw coach Uwe Hohn sacked, athletics federation 'not happy' with per
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The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Monday (September 13) announced the end of their association with national chief javelin coach Uwe Hohn, saying it is 'not happy' with his performance and will hire two new foreign coaches soon.
The contract of the 59-year-old German, a former world record holder, was valid until the end of the Tokyo Olympics.

"We are bringing two more coaches and we are changing Uwe Hohn as we are not happy with his performance. We are looking for a foreign coach for Toor (shot putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor)," said AFI president Adille Sumariwalla.

Sumariwalla was speaking during a press conference at the end of a two-day executive council meeting of the federation that was also attended by AFI planning committee chairman Lalit K Bhanot and vice-president Anju Bobby George. Hohn was appointed as chief coach in November 2017 for one year to train the likes of Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra and two other Tokyo Olympians in Shivpal Singh and Annu Rani.

Chopra was under his tutelage during the Commonwealth and Asian Games in 2018 before another German Klaus Bartonietz took up that role. Hohn had kicked up quite a storm before the Olympics by claiming that he had been blackmailed into accepting his contract by the Sports Authority of India and AFI. Both the bodies had rejected the charge.

A host of issues were discussed in detail during the meeting…
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