High jump coach banned for mocking para-athlete and ‘industrial language’

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  • Fayaaz Caan receives backdated three-year ban until June 2024
  • Caan guided Robbie Grabarz to silver medal at 2012 Olympics

A top British Olympic high jump coach has been banned for three years for misconduct after accepting that he mocked a para-athlete as “Limp-foot Christie”, described a team doctor as a “fuckwit” and repeatedly used industrial language towards his athletes.

Fayaaz “Fuzz” Caan, who guided Robbie Grabarz to a silver medal at the London 2012 Games, also accepted a charge that he told his athletes “a story about a former high jumper who was caught having sex in a lift when the door opened”. However, he denied that it was inappropriate.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/mar/08/high-jump-coach-banned-for-mocking-para-athlete-and-industrial-language under the title “High jump coach banned for mocking para-athlete and ‘industrial language’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.