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AWF Extraordinary Electoral Meeting

The Asian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) held an extraordinary Electoral meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on 7th October 2017 in presence of IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan.

Considering the vacant position of AWF General Secretary in view of Mr. Mohammed Jalood (IRQ) elected as IWF General Secretary, the following people got elected according to the AWF Constitution:

General Secretary: Mrs. Boossaba Yodbangtoey (THA)

1st Vice President: Mr. Mohammed Jalood (IRQ)

Vice President: Mr. Birendra Prasad Baishya (IND)

Executive Board Member: Mr.Mohammed Alharbi (KSA)

Mrs. Boossaba Yodbangtoey was the only female candidate for the General Secretary position.  She showed her passion and personally strong leadership; and received full support from the AWF family after all other candidatures were withdrawn for this position.  Mohammed Jalood became 1st Vice President while all other candidatures were withdrawn for this position as well.  Birendra Prasad Baishya became the new AWF Vice President and Mohammed Alharbi AWF Executive Board.

Congratulations to all the elected officials!