Sebastian Coe re-elected president of the IAAF

Sebastian Coe re-elected president of the IAAF
# 25 September 2019 12:58 (UTC +04:00)

Sebastian Coe was re-elected president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) at the 52nd IAAF congress meeting on Wednesday, APA reports citing Xinhua.

Coe was standing unopposed for a second term having been elected four years ago to replace Lamine Diack. 

Ximena Restrepo, the first Colombian to win an Olympic medal in athletics when she claimed a bronze in the 400 metres at Barcelona 1992, was elected as the female vice-president. 

She is joined by the Ukraine's Sergey Bubka, the Norfolk Islands Geoffrey Gardner and Saudi Arabia's Prince Nawaf Bin Mohammed Al Saud.

Bubka, who held the post of senior IAAF vice-president having lost out for President to Coe in 2015, and Gardner were elected with 139 and 105 votes respectively.

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