USA Weightlifting Features USAW Statement on IW...

USAW Statement on IWF selection of Ursula Garza Papandrea as interim president

Jan. 22, 2020, 6:30 p.m. (ET)

The following statement attributable to USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews.

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At a meeting of the International Weightlifting Federation’s Executive Board in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday, the USA’s Ursula Garza Papandrea was selected to serve as interim IWF President for the next 90 days. Garza Papandrea has served an integral role in the decade-long reform of USA Weightlifting as a member of our Board of Directors since 2009 and as Chair since 2016. We are confident in Garza Papandrea’s ability to ensure stability through this turbulent time for the sport of weightlifting. We admire her optimism in taking on this crucial role and will support her efforts to improve governance of our sport within the International Federation.