Margit Jungmann from Germany – former Vice-president of WMA – now chairs the council.
She was not elected just because she is a woman, she is a person with passion and skills to continue to lead the World Masters Athletics in a more professional management.
The Women Representative position of the council was deleted by the delegates of the General Assembly but there will be a Committee created to work on the gender question.
The new President will focus on the collaboration between the regions to make sure the Masters Athletics will be recognised by more countries whose intention is the development of sports in the heard of all generations.
Next to her Jean Thomas was re-elected. He promised to keep WMA on the high level of financial management and to continue to support the movement in all parts of Governance of Masters Athletics. He also promised to continue as an athlete and to keep fit for 5000m and 10 000m competitions but also likes to be close to the athletes.
EMA wishes the new Council of WMA a good start into a new dimension