Adille Sumariwala

NEW DELHI: Indian athletics will have a high performance director to plan and strategise for next year's Olympics with the government clearing German Volker Herrmann's name for the high-profile job, the national federation boss Adille Sumariwala stated.

Herrmann will be the second person to take up this job after a short stint by American Derek Boosey, a 1968 Mexico City Olympian, who was appointed in October 2015 ahead of the Rio Olympics but resigned after seven months in charge, PTI reported Thursday.