Prof Dr Ugur Erdener re-elected World Archery President for 4th term

Prof Dr Ugur Erdener was unanimously re-elected unopposed as World Archery President for a fourth four-year term at the federation’s 2017 Congress in Mexico City as delegates appointed officers to the Executive Board and committees.

“Thank you for your ongoing support,” said Prof Dr Erdener as he addressed delegates, later adding: “It is a pleasure and an honour to continue as President of World Archery, one of the most forward-thinking, proactive and unified families in the world of international sport.”

“I look forward to working with our member federations to further grow the important Olympic sport of archery, make continued progress in areas of good governance, clean sport and universality, and make significant strides towards World Archery’s vision of a world in which everyone has the opportunity to make archery their activity of choice.”

Colombia’s Maria Emma Gaviria and Sanguan Kosavinta of Thailand were re-elected Vice Presidents, and Greg Easton of USA, Vladimir Esheev of Russia, and Aladin Gabr of Egypt were re-appointed as members of the Executive Board.

The following people were then elected to World Archery committees:

Finance and Audit Board

  • Robert Smith (Chairperson, 2021)
  • Hilda Gibson (2021)
  • Rolf Lind (2021)

Medical and Sport Sciences Committee

  • Martin Bauer (2021)
  • Anne Smith  (2021)
  • Carlos Hermes  (2021)
  • Fiammetta Scarzella  (2019)
  • Ahmad Shojaei Baghini  (2019)

Para Archery Committee

  • Dominique Ohlmann  (2021)
  • Nancy Littke  (2021)
  • Sheri Rhodes  (2021)
  • Carole Hicks  (2019)
  • Pippa Britton (2019)

Target Archery Committee

  • Allan R Wills (2021)
  • Lee Eun Kyung (2021)
  • Andreas Lorenz  (2021)
  • Olivier Grillat  (2019)
  • Qu Yinan  (2019)

Technical Committee

  • Don S. Rabska (2021)
  • Kurt Nuenlist  (2021)
  • Jonathan Shales (2021)
  • Chiu Ping-Kun (2019)
  • Susanne Womersley (2019)

Constitution and Rules Committee

  • Derrick Lovell  (2019)
  • Edith Stalter  (2019)

Term limits within committees were varied for the first time, according to the motion adopted during the first day of Congress.

The 2017 Congress runs 13/14 October and 2017 Hyundai World Archery Championships runs 15-22 October in Mexico City, Mexico.