The Polish Weightlifting Federation held its XVI Electoral Congress on 1 December at the Torwar Sports Hall in Warsaw – venue to welcome the 2013 IWF World Championships.
The Electoral Congress was held with the participation of 78 delegates, Mr. Adam Krzesinski, Polish National Olympic Committee General Secretary, Mr. Wojciech Wasiaka, Polish Sports Ministry Director and Mr. Attila Adamfi, IWF Competition Director.
Szymon Kolecki (two times Olympic silver medallist in Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008, World and European Champion in the 94kg bodyweight category), won 43:33 with two invalid votes against Zygmunt Wasiela previously holding this function.
The Polish Weightlifting Federation New Board was also elected: Zdzislaw Zołopa, Ryszard Szewczyk, J. Ostrowski, Wojciech Gesek, Mariusz Jedra, Ginter Plaza, Rafal Grazawski, Arkadiusz Ratajczak, Waldemar Ostapski, Henryk Szynal, Jerzy Jaśniak, Mateusz Blachowicz, Jerzy Nowak and Lech Labudda.
Board will be constituted on 6 December.
Jacek Korczak-Royal, PWF Spokesman