Belarusian Appointed Vice President Of International Gymnastics Federation

New heads of the the International Gymnastics Federation were elected at 81st FIG congress in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday. One of them is Belarusian Nellie Kim.

Morinari Watanabe, 57, from Japan was named as the next President of FIG. Watanabe will take up his new position on January 1, 2017, succeeding Italian Bruno Grandi, who has led the FIG for 20 years.

Following the election of the new FIG President, the Congress was called to choose his three Vice Presidents.


Vasily Titov from Russia, incumbent Vice President, was re-elected in the first round while the two other posts went to five-time Olympic champion Nellie Kim – winner of three gold medals at Montreal 1976 and two more at Moscow 1980 – and Luo Chaoyi from China.

While the election of the new President attracted particular attention, delegates also voted on all the other FIG member authorities, as is the case every four years.

Source: FIG via TUT.BY