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Tokyo Olympics: Who is the coach of Neeraj Chopra?

The 23-year old Neeraj Chopra scripted history winning the second-ever individual gold medal at the Olympics under the guidance of Kalus Bartonietz.

Tokyo Olympics: Who is the coach of Neeraj Chopra?
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Kalptaru Agarwal

Updated: 2021-08-08T19:23:42+05:30

Neeraj Chopra scripted the glorious history of bagging the first gold at the Tokyo Olympics for India. He became the first Indian athlete to achieve this feat in athletics winning the country's first-ever gold in the sport. The country went crazy after Neeraj's performance but credit to the coach, Klaus Bartonietz who helped him defy all odds to get to the top. Let's know more about him.

Who is Klaus Bartonietz?

Klaus Bartonietz is a biomechanics expert from Germany and has been working with the Olympic gold medallist along with Uwe Hohn since 2018. But, Bartonietz took sole charge of Neeraj Chopra last year after the 23-year-old refused to work with Hohn.

Since starting to work with Neeraj, the main focus for Klaus Bartonietz was to polish the natural body flexibility the Haryana lad had and help him to use it to his advantage.

Klaus Bartonietz played one of the biggest roles in Neeraj Chopra's recovery from an injury which had put him off action for almost a year. The duo also worked together during the lockdown and have had each other's back since a long time.


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