Morocco: Nawal El Moutawakil re-elected member of the IAAF governing body

Morocco: Nawal El Moutawakil re-elected member of the IAAF governing body

Nawal El Moutawakil, the only Arab and African woman on the board of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), was elected for a new four-year mandate.

The former Olympic Champion garnered 120 supports during the voting process in Doha-Qatar in buildup of the 2019 IAAF World Championship slated for September 27 to October 6.

El Moutawakil told state-run news agency MAP that she was re-elected to the IAAF board with the support of her country and also thanks to her tremendous personal efforts and sacrifice.

Sebastian Coe from UK was re-elected as IAAF Chief for another second four-year term.

Coe will be assisted by Columbia’s representative Ximena Restrepo as Vice President and legend Ukrainian athlete Sergueï Bubk.

Restrepo has become the first ever female figure to hold the position.

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