India’s Javelin coach Uwe Hohn wanted a 50 per cent hike and more

India's chief national coach in javelin throw, Uwe Hohn wanted a 50 per cent hike and to be paid tax-free Rs 1.64 cr a year, alleges SAI sources
India’s Javelin coach Uwe Hohn wanted a 50 per cent hike and more

According to TOI, India's Javelin coach Uwe Hohn had demanded a 50% salary hike in his contract. Moreover, Sports Authority of India (SAI) sources alleged that he wanted first-class air tickets to travel as well. It's been alleged that Hohn's original contract was worth Rs 1.09 crore a year. With boarding & lodging, medical facilities and leave travel. He demanded a 50 per cent hike amounting to Rs 1.64 crore a year, tax-free, and first-class air tickets during renewal.

"SAI, in 2020, had informed him that his demands were unreasonable and unacceptable. Since the result of the throwers he was training did not warrant an increase of Rs 55 lakh. SAI also pointed out that it had appointed another foreign javelin throw coach, Dr. Klaus Bartonietz, at considerable expense on the recommendation of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) and that he is training Neeraj Chopra for nearly a year-and-a-half. Mr Hohn decided to renew the contract at the existing term and was training Shivpal Yadav. Another javelin thrower, Annu Rani, also refused to train with him. Neeraj left Hohn and decided to train with Dr Klaus in 2018."

SAI sources said to the TOI

It is not something new that the relation between Uwe Hohn and the SAI and AIF is not fruitful because he questioned the lack of facilities and competition trip earlier. It's also been learnt that Hohn's contract might not be renewed because of the non-performance of his ward Shivpal, who failed to qualify for the final of the Tokyo Games.

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