World record holder Uwe Hohn to coach India’s Javelin team at CWG 2018

March 7, 2018

AthleticsNeeraj Chopra

India is slowly turning into a sporting powerhouse. After the hockey team roped in former Australia drag-flick specialist Chris Ciriello as analytical coach, the javelin team has added another legendary sportsman as its coach. Uwe Hohn is the only javelin thrower in history to cross the 100m mark. The German threw the iron 104.80 metres in 1984. The record has since never been broken and no competitor has come close to his mark.

His presence is a benefit to one particular player. Neeraj Chopra is India’s best bet in CWG 2018. His performances of late have been so good that he stands tall over all other athletes. A medal contender for India, Chopra showed his prowess at the Federation Cup with an impressive throw of 85.94m in his final attempt to send the sizable crowd at the NIS Patiala to raptures.

Hohn however expects better from the young lad. “He attacked a little early and not into the javelin. Only his 80 or 85 per cent power was going onto the javelin. I think he can be better in the coming years as he is young After the CWG we will see, we will try to change a little bit in his technique, like releasing the javelin in right position and having a longer pull.”

The future seems bright for the 20-year-old with a great mind to assist him achieve his goals. He is a bright star for India in athletics. Hohn believes that Chopra has immense talent for success. “A few changes in his technique he should among the top in the world in the coming years.”

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