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Kayla Harrison Named to Prestigious IJF Athletes Commission

By Ernest Pund | Aug. 25, 2013, 7:50 p.m. (ET)

Five others being elected this week in Rio at World Championships

Elections are being held this week at the World Championships in Rio for five positions on the prestigious Athlete’s Commission of the International Judo Federation. They will be joining Kayla Harrison and three other superstars of the sport already named to the four-year terms.

Harrison was among four of the world’s finest, most accomplished judoka already named to the commission by IJF President Marius Vizer. Harrison joins the commission alongside Alina Dumitru of Romania, Teddy Riner of France and Kim Jae-Bum of Korea.

Five other members of the commission will be elected this week by their fellow judoka at the World Championships in Rio. The list of those nominated follows:

1

Mr Armen NAZARYAN

Male

Armenia

EUROPE

2

Miss Karina  BRYANT

Female

Great Britain

EUROPE

3

Mr Liperteliani VARLAM

Male

Georgia

EUROPE

4

Mr Marcus NYMAN

Male

Sweden

EUROPE

5

Mr Miklos UNGVARI

Male

Hungary

EUROPE

6

Mr Tagir Khaybulaev

Male

Russia

EUROPE

7

Mr Joao ALEXANDRE FERREIRA DE PINA

Male

Portugal

EUROPE

8

Mr Ole BISCHOF

Male

Germany

EUROPE

9

Mrs Xian DONGWEI

Female

China

ASIA

10

Mr Naidan TUSHINBAYAR

Male

Mongolia

ASIA

11

Mr Rasul BOQIEV

Male

Tajikistan

ASIA

12

Mr Kasym PUPOLOV

Male

Turkmenistan

ASIA

13

Mr Rishod SOBIROV

Male

Uzbekistan

ASIA

14

Mr CHOI Minho

Male

Korea

ASIA

15

Mr Dieudonné DOLASSEM

Male

Cameroun

AFRICA

16

Mr Anis LOUNIFI

Male

Tunisia

AFRICA

17

Mr Tiago HENRIQUE DE OLIVEIRA CAMILO

Male

Brazil

AMERICA

18

Mr Anthony LIU

Male

American Samoa

OCEANIA

 

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