India’s sports activities administrator Adille Sumariwalla is amongst 4 elected vice-president of World Athletics « Athletics Federation of India

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Olympian and India’s seasoned sports activities administrator Dr Adille J Sumariwalla was on Thursday elected as one of many 4 vice presidents of the World Athletics in the course of the 54th world governing physique congress in Budapest, Hungary. The 65 years outdated president of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) grew to become the primary Indian to be elected to the chief board of the world governing physique in observe and area.

Former a number of nationwide 100m champion was first elected to the world council in 2015. He was re-elected in 2019. “I’ll proceed to contribute to the long-term monetary stability, safety and prosperity of World Athletics,” India’s newly elected vice chairman of World Athletics mentioned.

Colombia’s Olympic 400m bronze medalist, Ximena Restrepo, was re-elected as vice chairman. Raul Chapado (Spain) and Jackson Tuwei (Kenya) are the opposite two newly elected vice-president of the world physique.

Whereas World Athletics president Sebastian Coe was elected for a 3rd time period on Thursday.

Thought of one of many best Indian sports activities directors, Sumariwalla has immensely contributed to the event of Indian athletics.

Through the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Video games javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra grew to become the primary Indian to win a person gold, whereas there was vital progress on the grassroots stage. Over 5000 athletes competed on the 2023 Nationwide Inter District Junior Athletics Meet (NIDJAM) held in February in Patna, Bihar.

Earlier in the course of the fiftieth anniversary of the Asian Athletics Affiliation (AAA), the AFI was awarded one of the best member federation award.

“I’m grateful to the federal government and different stakeholders for supporting athletics,” Sumariwalla added.

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