As new president of the European Masters Athletics, Walentina Fedjuschina, hope she and the new board can improve and make masters athletics better.
Photo: Jerzy Krauze congratulates Walentina Fedjuschina after the GA decided that she was to become the new president of EMA
- I was nervous before todays General Assembly, but my wish is that the movement we all are a part of can improve, says Mrs. Fedjuschina (55 years of age).
Monday the 28th of February was a historic moment for European Masters Athletics. All the members of the board who were elected at the GA in Venezia, Italy, in 2019, was to step down from their positions. This meant that the board that hat to be formed in Braga, would have members with no experience from the board of the EMA.
The first task the 58 delegates decided was who will the next five years sit in the chair as president.
Mrs. Fedjuschina got 33 votes against former EMS vice president Jerzy Krauze of Poland, who received 25.
Francesco de Feo of Italy (63) was shortly after elected Executive vice-president. So was also Ercan Ozkan (68) of Turkey, who the next five years will be in charge of the finances.
Giovani Trancanelli (61) of Italy, who has been member of EMA Technical Board of Managers Member since 2018, was elected as Vice-President Competition.
Maria Clarisse da Silva Duarte of Portugal (48) was elected General Secretary.
– We need support from everyone for the work to be done. We need a strong team that can work together, for the athletes and the organization. And fight for them in the end, says elected president Fedjuschina.
Of Torrey Enoksen