Aldo Montano Elected President of FIE Athletes’ Commission

LAUSANNE, Switz., October 7, 2017—Olympic gold medallist Aldo Montano (ITA) is the newly elected president of the Athletes’ Commission of the International Fencing Federation (FIE). Mr. Montano becomes a member of the FIE Executive Committee, which will meet on November 24.

The Commission, which comprises elite fencers from around the world and gives a voice to athletes in the proceedings and decisions of the FIE, met on October 7 in Lausanne, Switzerland to elect a President and hold its first meeting with its new members to prepare a working calendar.

This past July, the athletes participating in the Fencing World Championships in Leipzig, Germany elected six (non-weapon specific) athletes. Additionally, the FIE Executive Committee nominated six fencers, nominated by their respective member federations, at its September meeting, making a total of 12 members.

Commission members will serve for a four-year term. Members of the Commission include the following fencers:

  • Aldo Montano (ITA, President)
  • Yuki Ota (JPN, Representative of the Executive Committee)
  • Alaaeldin Abouelkassem (EGY)
  • Yannick Borel (FRA)
  • Inna Deriglazova (RUS)
  • Maria Luisa Doig (PER)
  • Olga Kharlan (UKR)
  • Benjamin Kleibrink (GER)
  • Kazuyasu Minobe (JPN)
  • Gbahi Gwladys Sakoa (CIV)
  • Yujie Sun (CHN)
  • Aron Szilagyi (HUN)
  • Mariel Zagunis (USA)

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