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A German village is celebrating Neeraj Chopra’s Olympic gold win

India’s Javelin thrower coach Uwe Hohn called his mother and his sister in a city of fewer than 8,000 people to discuss Tokyo and India’s gold. Having never won an Olympic gold medal, Hohn realized the importance of all this to his village. Neighbors watching the men’s javelin final on TV in the Tokyo Olympics wanted to know how Bartonietz, a coach since the late 1970s, kept his cool and concentrated on the big stage. Neighbors watching the boys “javelin throw on ultimate TV of the Tokyo Olympics wanted to know what the Indian movie star seemed to have for his cool, focused manner on the big stage. A small village celebrated in Germany when the javelin thrower Neeraj Chopras won the first gold medal at the Olympic Games and Niraji Chopras the gold medal in the Olympic javelin final. Among them was none other than Dr. Klaus Baltonietz from the small village of Oberschlettenbach.

The Indian Express reports that Dr. Klaus Bartonietz, a villager, was surrounded by excited neighbors as he returned home from watching the Olympic Javelin Final in which Neeraj Chopra made history. “Coach Baronietz has been inundated with congratulatory calls and messages from a variety of people. He is not a celebrity, but the man himself, known for his passion for the sport, played an indispensable role in the victory. Indian Express reported that Baltonietz was surrounded by excited neighbors since returning to the village to watch the Olympic Javelin Final in which Neeraj Chopra made history. No less than a small celebrity in a sparsely populated village called Oberschlettenbach in southwest Germany called Dr. Klaus Bartonietz, who comes from this village, called the Germans to talk about how his neighbors watched the Olympic javelin final, in which Indian athlete made history, the Indian Express reported. Speaking to the Indian Express, Dr Baronietz lectured his neighbours, who were impressed by how the athlete raised his arms in a winning gesture after noticing the javelin was winning.

When Dr. Klaus Bartonietz, a 73-year-old biomechanical engineer from Chopras, reached his village of Oberschlettenbach in southwest Germany, he was surprised by how people in his village reacted to Neerja’s feat. After making an appointment with his GP, he was amused to see a video clip of the security cordon around his house. There will be more exciting World Championships in 2022, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, but no one will take Chopra’s Olympic gold lightly, Bartonietz said. In the off-ins he coaches the late Seventies mockery, the former GDR star, in one-on-one, throws 100 metres, has fun and breaks down after work is done. The euphoria over India’s Neeraj Chopra taking the first gold medal in light track at the Olympics is understandable, but India’s celebrations have now crossed the coast and reached a small village in Germany. The excitement surrounding Neerja’s appearance in Tokyo has not gone away. Not many have spoken to Bartonietz about it, but his phone keeps ringing.

The first Indian Olympic athletes champion Neeraj Chopra, a 73-year-old biomechanical engineer, and Klaus Bartonietz, who recently returned from an extended stay in India, a little further to Oberschlettenbach, a village in southwest Germany. A year and a half ago, Dr. Klaus Bartoniez landed at home in India. India is the first country in which the Olympic champion, who prepares himself perfectly for the journey on the motorway, was successful in Klein Oberschlettenbach, a remote village in southwest Germany with 130 inhabitants. A year and a half ago, Dr. Baroniez was India’s first monitor in the area, and Chopra was smart enough to make the journey on a highway and prepare to succeed in this remote village. The third change of javelin coach in a year was tough, but he has learned valuable lessons from each one. In a few months, the approach has improved to the point where we can appreciate and see it, said Chopra, who held his hand as he grew into an 80-meter javelin thrower and his coach as he won gold medals in the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games.

In a nation that has produced some of the finest javelin throwers of their time, Johannes Vetter, who helped fine-tune the Chopra method, is, at last, being recognized. In a few months, the approach had improved to the extent we saw it, said Chopra, who held his hand as he grew up to become an 80-meter javelin thrower and was his coach when he won gold medals at the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. India’s javelin thrower coach Uwe Hohn has coached Neeraj Chopras from his early days as the greatest javelin thrower of this generation and helped him grow as a player and win trophies at the Asian and Commonwealth Games. Speaking to the Indian Express, Hohn shared how he met his mother and sister and discussed Chopra at length on his performance at the Olympics.

Gary Calvert, who coached him to the Under-20 World Cup title, recognised how special he was. Like Neeraj Chopra, the biomechanical specialist Dr. Klaus Bartonietz also helped India’s javelin thrower head coach Uwe Hohn to Olympic gold. While Germany also boasts some of the greatest javelin throwers of his time, Johannes Vetter, the coach who honed Neeraj’s skills and helped him to historic gold, has yet to gain recognition.

While India’s first Olympic track and field medallist Neeraj Chopra was mobbed at the airport, attended a VIP party and received billions in congratulations, his two German coaches kept a low profile on their smartphones and social media after a frenzy. The wait for the festival in India is not limited to its cross-border reach, but also to a remote village of 130 southwest Germans. The celebrations for the return to India did not arrive on the coast of the country, but in a village with only 130 inhabitants in southwest Germany. 

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