|Uwe Hohn Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||July 16, 1962|
Uwe Hohn is a retired German track and field athlete and coach. He is the only athlete to throw a javelin 100 meters or more, with his world record of 104.80 m (343 ft 9¾ in). Because of his record, a new javelin design was implemented in 1986 and the records had to be restarted, making Hohn’s mark become an “eternal world record”. After starting javelin throw at a young age, he won the 1981 European Junior Championship with a throw of 86.56 m, a junior record. Then, he won gold at the 1982 European Championships with a 91.34 m throw. He won the IAAF World Cup and European Cup in 1985 but his career ended the following year after several setbacks due to surgery. Uwe Hohn has served as the coach of Indian track and field athlete Neeraj Chopra who won the Gold in Men’s javelin throw at the 2020 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo. He has also coached China’s national champion Zhao Qinggang.
Neuruppin, East Germany
Retired Track and Field Athlete, Coach
Track and field
6 ft 6 in or 198 cm
120 kg or 264.5 lbs (Competition weight)
Girlfriend / Spouse
Note – Uwe Hohn has been married since 1983 and has 2 children.
Race / Ethnicity
- Tall height
- Deep-set eyes
Uwe Hohn Facts
- He did not compete at the 1983 World Championships and missed out on the 1984 Summer Olympics because East Germany had boycotted the games.
- Uwe Hohn became a coach after his retirement from competition and since 1999, he has worked for SC Potsdam, the successor of ASK Vorwärts Potsdam, where he started his career as a sportsman.
- He signed the contract with the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) in 2017 for coaching the Indian javelin squad including Junior world record holder Neeraj Chopra till the 2020 Summer Olympics to be held in Tokyo.
Featured Image by German Federal Archive (Deutsches Bundesarchiv) / Bild 183-1984-0513-018 / CC BY-SA 3.0 DE