From Inside the Games

Adille J. Sumariwalla has been re-elected Athletics Federation of India (AFI) President as the organisation held its annual general meeting.

Sumariwalla was unopposed for the position and will serve a third and final four-year term as AFI President.

The Moscow 1980 Olympian is also a member of the World Athletics Council.

Anju Bobby George, who won women’s long jump bronze at the 2003 World Championships in Paris, was also elected at the meeting.

The 43-year-old, a two-time Olympian, will serve as the AFI’s senior vice-president.

Ravinder Chaudhry and Madhukant Pathak were elected secretary general and treasurer, respectively.

They succeed CK Valson and Madhukant Pathak, who had both completed the maximum of two terms.

World Athletics President Lord Sebastian Coe appeared via a video link during the meeting and the AFI said Coe praised the organisation’s efforts to help athletes to perform internationally.

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