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Indian javelin throwers’ hunt for Germany’s success recipe ends, China firm lends a hand

Indian javelin throwers’ hunt for Germany’s success recipe ends, China firm lends a hand

This week, Indian javelin throwers’ hunt for a secret sauce of German success finally ended after nearly two-and-a-half years — thanks to the Chinese.

After knocking on several doors across the world, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has finally managed to import the Kraft Training Gerat (KTG), a specialised strength-training equipment, which is believed to have played a big role in Germany’s domination of javelin throw. Recently, it helped their Tokyo Olympic gold medal favourite Johannes Vetter come up with a series of 90m-plus throws.

The German veterans in India’s set-up, coach Uwe Hohn and biomechanics expert Dr Klaus Bartonietz, were keen on Olympic-bound javelin throwers Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh getting the same facility as the likes of Vetters for the Olympics this summer.

News Source: The Indian Express

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