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José Quiñones (PER) re-elected as Pan-American WL Federation President

José Quiñones, from Peru, was re-elected as President of the Pan-American Weightlifting Federation during the Congress of the continental body, held on January 14, 2024 in Lima (PER). Mr Quiñones was the only final candidate to the presidency, after the withdrawal of Mr William Peña (COL), then elected as General Secretary.

A total of 31 National Federations from the Americas were present at the Congress, which elected the following 2024-2028 Executive Board:

President: José Quiñones (PER)
General Secretary: William Peña (COL)
Treasurer: Luis Seijas (VEN)
Vice-Presidents: Nadia Alvarado (MEX), Craig Walker (CAN), Jorge Luis Barcelan (CUB) and Luis Zambrano (ECU)
Members: Paula Aranda (USA), Andrew Callender (BAR) and Jorge España (BOL)
Athlete representative in the EB: Paola Duhart (URU)

The new-elected Pan-American Weightlifting Federation Executive Board, led by José Quiñones (fifth from the left)

The Congress was attended by several IWF officials, namely: Mohammed Jalood (President), Ursula Papandrea (First Vice-President), Doris Marrero (Vice-President), Matthew Curtain (EB Member), Florian Sperl (EB Member), Yassiny Esquivel (EB Member), Antonio Conflitti (EB Member and EWF President), Mohammed Alharbi (EB Member), Khaled Mehalhel (EB Member and WFA President), and Forrester Osei (EB Member and Athletes Commission Chair).

“I am very honoured with the renovated confidence that was given to me by all my colleagues of the American continent. It is a great responsibility for me to drive this amazing community, but I am sure that together we can reach great results and achievements. At local, regional and international level, we are able to deliver unforgettable events and our lifters are also among the best in the planet. This is the result of everyone’s work in this part of the world,” considered Mr Quiñones after his successful re-election.

Pan-American representatives with IWF officials during the Congress in Lima (PER)

“In this so special moment, I would also like to thank the IWF President Mohammed Jalood and the colleagues from the IWF Board who were here in Lima, attending and supporting this Congress. In this Olympic year, I am certain that we will make weightlifting even stronger and more respected worldwide!” Mr Quiñones concluded.

IWF Communications