Rozle Prezelj elected Chairman of IAAF Athletes’ Commission

Feb 29, 2016 13:08 IST

Slovenian high-jumper Rozle Prezelj on 27 February 2016 was elected the Chairman of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Athletes' Commission in Monaco.

Prezelj took over as Chairman of the commission from Frank Fredericks with immediate effect.

On the other hand, Britain’s marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe was nominated Vice Chairwoman of the commission.

About Rozle Prezelj

Born on 26 September 1979, Prezelj represented Slovenia at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.

His best result was at the 2008 Olympics where he finished 12th in high jump.

A European under-23 champion in 2001, he set a national record of 2.32m in 2012 before retiring in 2014.

About International Association of Athletics Federations

The International Association of Athletics Federations is the international governing body for the sport of athletics.

It was founded on 17 July 1912 as the International Amateur Athletics Federation by representatives from 17 national athletics federations at the organization's first congress in Stockholm, Sweden.

Since October 1993, it has been headquartered in Monaco.

The organization retained the word amateur in its name until its 2001 congress, at which it changed its name to International Association of Athletics Federations.

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