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Mohamed Yousef Al Mana is the new AWF President

The AWF Congress in Tashkent continued on 10 March 2011 with the elections.
Mr. Mohamed Yousef Al Mana (QAT) was elected President of the Asian Weightlifting Federation by acclamation, after the withdrawal of all the other candidates. Ali Moradi (IRI) was elected General Secretary with 31 votes against Tom Liaw (SIN) and after the withdrawal of Niwat Limsuknirun (THA) and Mohammad Hasan Jaloud (IRQ).

Further positions:
1st Vice President: Jong-Young Park (KOR)
Vice Presidents:
Mohammad Hasan Jaloud (IRQ)
Shakrillo Makhmudov (UZB)
Kairat Turlikhanov (KAZ)
Intarat Yodbangtoey (THA)
Song Lin Zhang (CHN)

Board Members:
Reiko Kato Chinen (JPN)
Abdullah Jermal (YEM)
Prasad Baishya (IND)
Artur Emiryan (TKM)
Harry Tchobanian (LIB)
Hafiz Imran Butt (PAK)
Mohyuddin Ahmad (BAN)
Myint Swe (MYA)

Ms. Reiko Chinen is the first woman elected to the Executive Board in the history of AWF. The IWF offers congratulations to all the elected AWF Officials.