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Thailand’s Leeswadtrakul elected as Deputy President of Badminton World Federation

Date : 26 May 2019

Nanning, China, May 26, 2019: Thailand’s Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul has been elected as Deputy President of the Badminton World Federation at its Annual General Meeting in Nanning, China.

The 54-year-old Leeswadtrakul, who is chairman of the Olympic Council of Asia’s Culture Committee, currently sits on the Executive Board of the Badminton World Federation and is a member of the International Olympic Committee. She will preside as Deputy President of the world badminton body for a two-year term from 2019-2021.

“I am very thankful for being elected as Deputy President. I am very humbled and thank you to the membership for trusting me. I will do my very best for the sport of badminton,” said Leeswadtrakul who secured victory over Chinese Badminton Association President Zhang Jun.

Meanwhile Japan’s Kinji Zeniya, Nippon Badminton Association Secretary General, was elected as a council member of the Badminton World Federation. He will also serve a two-year term.

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