Weightlifting: Nicu Vlad, First Vice President of International Weightlifting Federation


Romanian Weightlifting Federation President Nicu Vlad has been elected First Vice President of the International Weightlifting Federation during the world body’s congress in Moscow, Agerpres informs.
Nicu Vlad, who follows Taiwan’s Chang Chao-Kuo in office, had entered the race for the offices of president, first vice-president, secretary general and vice president.
Nicu Vlad (born on November 1, 1963, Piscu, Galati), is a Romanian weightlifter, multiple world, European and national champion. He took part in four Olympic Games and won several medals: a gold medal in 1984 in Los Angeles, a silver medal in 1988 in Seoul and a bronze medal in 1996 in Atlanta; he finished 4th at the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992. His exceptional career is also described by the 43 medals won at World Championships, 14 of them gold medals. According to wikipedia.org, he also broke two world records.
Dr. Tamas Ajan (HUN) has been re-elected as President of the International Weightlifting Federation today at the 2013 IWF Electoral Congress held in Moscow, Russia, according to iwf.net.
He withstood the challenge from European President Mr. Antonio Urso (ITA).
Dr. Ajan will add 4 more years to his 12 years already served as IWF President.
“I thank for the support of those who voted for me and I extend my hand to those who didn’t. We have to be united and we have to work hard for the future of Weightlifting” said Dr. Ajan after the announcement of his victory.

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