Coe re-elected President of World Athletics for third time

BUDAPEST - Sebastian Coe was re-elected president of World Athletics for a third term, the governing body said in a statement after its 54th Congress in Buda­pest on Thursday. 

Raul Chapado, AdilleSumariwalla and Jackson Tuwei were elected vice-presidents, alongside Colombia’s Xi­mena Restrepo, who was re-elected. The global body added that it had met its minimum gen­der target set out in 2016 of having 13 members of each gender elect­ed to the World Athletics Council four years early. “I’m grateful for the support of my colleagues and delighted to see that more of the commitments we made during the governance reform process in 2016 have come to fruition with the election of World Athletics’ first gender equal council four years ahead of schedule,” Coe said. “But the job is not done yet and we need to keep pushing for gender parity throughout our representa­tive bodies.” World Athletics has until its 2027 Congress to meet the remaining requirement from its 2016 reform plan of having two vice presidents of each gender.