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IWF Athletes’ Commission Elects Dora Tchakounte as New Vice Chair

Last week the IWF Athletes’ Commission opened a vote among its members to fill the position of Vice Chair after the previous Vice Chairwoman Hiromi Miyake (JPN) was elected to the IWF Executive Board at the 2022 IWF Electoral Congress in Tirana, Albania.

Due to this recent activity, the IWF Athletes’ Commission has now officially elected Dora Tchakounte from France as the new Vice Chairwoman. Tchakounte is an Olympian, recently competing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games where she placed 4th in the 59kg category. She will now join Forrester Osei on the IWF Executive Board as IWF Athlete Representatives.

IWF President Mohammed Jalood commented, “On behalf of the new IWF Executive Board, I would like to congratulate Ms. Tchakounte and welcome her to the Board. The athlete perspective is very important to our sport, we have a lot of good work to do for weightlifting and together with her and the IWF Athletes’ Commission Chair Forrester Osei, I know that we will achieve a lot for our sport together.”

IWF Athlete Chair Forrester Osei added, “We are so pleased to have Dora Tchakounte as our new Vice Chair. She is a strong leader within our Commission, and now having her voice included in the important discussions we will have with the IWF leadership about the future of our sport will be invaluable.”

Currently there are three positions available for Athlete Representatives on the IWF Executive Board. IWF Athlete Commission Chair, Forrester Osei and now Vice Chair, Dora Tchakounte hold two positions and the third will be filled later on this year.