Kimberly Rhode elected Chairman of ISSF's Athletes Committee

The 38-year-old Kimberly, a skeet shooter, who had won Olympic gold in the double trap, as well takes the position vacated by the Beijing Olympics air rifle champion and former World Champion Abhinav Bindra.

Kimberly Rhode had polled the maximum votes.   -  Kamesh Srinivasan

Three-time Olympic champion and former World Champion Kimberly Rhode of the US has been elected as the Chairman of Athletes Committee of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) at its Executive Committee meeting held during the World Championship in Changwon, Korea, on Wednesday.

The 38-year-old Kimberly, a skeet shooter, who had won Olympic gold in the double trap, as well takes the position vacated by the Beijing Olympics air rifle champion and former World Champion Abhinav Bindra. She had polled the maximum votes.

Four-time World Champion and another shotgun marksman, Daniele Di Spigno of Italy, the reigning Olympic champion in rapid fire pistol Christian Reitz of Germany and Cassio Cesar Rippel of Brazil were elected to the ISSF athletes committee.

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As per the rules, the Executive Committee appointed three additional members from the candidates, based on the vote count and the need to achieve gender parity, and parity among the shooting disciplines of pistol, rifle and shotgun.

They were former Olympic and World Champion Olena Kostevych of Ukraine, Elena Allen of Britain ad Petar Gorsa of Croatia.

The Executive also took note of the International Olympic Committee ‘s (IOC) election guidelines, while reviewing and updating the ISSF procedures for the upcoming election to be conducted on November 30. The guidelines will be published soon and conveyed to all the candidates.