Uwe Hohn

Uwe Hohn

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:16 Jul,1962
:57 years, 1 months
:Neuruppin, Brandenburg, Germany

About Uwe Hohn

Uwe Hohn is a former German track and field athlete and coach. Hohn is the only athlete to throw a javelin more than 100 meters, with his world record of 104.80 m (343 ft 93/4 in).

Career Highlights:

  • Uwe Hohn was the tallest of the javelin record holders, standing 198 centimeters (6' 6"). He made meteoric progress from junior to senior ranks: 
  • European junior champion in 1981
  • European (senior) champion in 1982
  • In may 1984 he threw 99.52 meters (326' 6"), only 20 centimeters behind Petranoff's world record. 

Uwe Hohn Achievements

1976 to 1980: GDR champion for his age group

1981: European junior champion for the GDR starting in Utrecht with 86.58 m; European junior record with 86.58 m

1982: European Champion in Athens with 91.34 m

1984: GDR sportsman of the year. Threw the longest men's javelin throw ever at 104.80 m.

1985: Won the javelin event at the 1985 IAAF World Cup - Canberra with 96.96 m (best performance in the world that year)

1985: Set a championship record of 92.88 m at the 1985 European Cup

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