The Weightlifting Federation of Chile, under the able guidance of President Cristian Harthey Silva, organized the Electoral Congress of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation, 14-17 February 2008.
The Congress in Santiago de Chile that convened representatives from 23 countries of the Continent was held in a pleasant environment and at a high standard of hospitality. The presence of the IWF President, Dr. Tamás Aján assured that all procedures went in accordance with the rules of the PWF and the IWF.
Delegates expressed their gratitude to the outgoing President, Andres Vargas (PUR) and General Secretary, Jose Herrera (VEN) for their devoted activities.
At the top of the new Executive body of the Federation Willian Ozuna (DOM) was elected as President for the next term. The General Secretary is David Montero Gomez (BRA) and the Treasurer is Luis Zambrano Andrade (ECU).
Vice-Presidents are: Rafael Pacho Gonzalez (CUB), Andres Vargas (PUR), Kyle Pierce (USA), Eduardo Gonzalez (VEN) and Dr. Rosalio A. Alvarado (MEX).
A group photo of the Congress participants
IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján with Pan American officials – President Willian Ozuna on the right