The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) President, Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, has been elected as one of the four vice presidents of the International Association of Athletics Associations (IAAF).Kalkaba-Malboum, from Cameroon, was elected with 115 votes to the IAAF Council 2015-2019 at the 50th IAAF Congress held in the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) in Beijing, China on Wednesday August 19, 2015.
Ukrainian Sergey Bubka, who lost in his bid to be President to Great Britain’s Sebastian Coe in the first round of voting with 115 votes against 92, garnered 187 votes to retain his position as the first Vice President for another term.
Qatar’s Dahlan Al-Hamad, the Asian confederations President, was elected as IAAF second Vice President with 159 votes while Cuban Alberto Juantorena got 111 votes to become the fourth Vice President.
Other Africans on the 2015-2019 IAAF Council are: Morocco’s Nawal El Moutawakel, Namibia’s Frankie Fredericks and a yet to be named member to be appointed as a representative of the Confederation of African Athletics.
208 Federations took part in the election to the IAAF Council with 207 valid votes counted.