Tokyo Olympics: 3 top Foreign coaches who despite bringing huge glory are not getting new contracts

Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra's coach Uwe Hohn, Sjoerd Marijne and Morad Gaidrov will not renew their despite Olympics glory.
Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra's coach Uwe Hohn, Sjoerd Marijne and Morad Gaidrov will not renew their despite Olympics glory.

Tokyo Olympics: 3 top Foreign coaches who despite bringing huge glory are not getting new contracts- India had their best ever Summer Games campaign, as the contingent returned home with seven medals and a number of heartwarming performances. Neeraj Chopra created history becoming the first Indian to win a gold in track and field events, while Deepak Punia and the women’s hockey team came to close to clinching medals, after losing their bronze medal matches. The athletes made the country proud at the Tokyo Olympics but will be heading into a new era, with three foreign coaches, who helped hone their craft walking away.

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Tokyo Olympics: 3 top Foreign coaches who despite bringing huge glory are not getting new contracts

1. Uwe Hohn- Neeraj Chopra’s coach 

Neeraj Chopra’s coach Uwe Hohn will be stepping away from his duties despite the Indian athlete winning a historic gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. A legendary javelin thrower himself, Hign reportedly demanded a 50 per cent hike in his salary, which is to be tax-free, besides first-class air tickets. His original contract was worth Rs 1.09 crore a year, plus boarding, lodging, medical facilities and leave travel. Uwe Hohn wanted to increase it to Rs 1.64 crore a year when the contract was up for renewal in October 2020. Chopra himself chose to work with biomechanics expert Dr Klaus Bartonietz at a considerable expense. Furthermore, other javelin throwers Shivpal Singh and Annu Rani made under-par throws.

 

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2. Morad Gaidrov – Deepak Punia’s coach

Morad Gaidrov was thrown out of the Olympics village soon after Deepak Punia’s loss in the bronze medal match. Gaidrov was furious with the decisions taken by the referee and had gone to the referee’s room and physically assaulted him. Punia was 2-0and looked close to clinching a bronze medal, before San Marino’s Myles Amine put in an inspired move to clinch the bout 3-2. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary-general Rajeev Mehta had instantly called back Gaidrov to India. He played a huge part in Punia reaching the bronze medal match, despite the Indian wrestler nursing injuries in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics.

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3. Sjoerd Marijne – India women’s hockey team

 

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The India women’s hockey team won hearts as they reached the semi-finals for the first time in their history. Sjoerd Marijne, who was at the centre of it all as the head coach, however, will not be continuing after the successful Tokyo Olympics. Marijne was offered a new deal but opted against renewing, amidst the pandemic, wanting to spend more time with his family.

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