Husain Al-Musallam was elected unopposed as the new President of the International Swimming Federation’s (FINA) General Congress.
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Kuwaiti Husain Al-Musallam was elected president of FINA at a general congress in Doha on Saturday, the aquatics world governing body said in a statement.
The Kuwaiti official, who is currently serving as FINA first vice-president, has been confirmed as the only candidate to stand for the top job after being put forward by the Asia Swimming Federation.
Al-Musallam replaced long-standing FINA President Julio Maglione who is stepping down after 12 years in charge of the organisation.
The Kuwaiti said he would take no payment for any of his work with FINA and planned to halve per diem payments for Bureau members.
South Africa’s Sam Ramsamy was appointed first vice-president.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, FINA has staged the General Congress in a hybrid format to allow members to attend either in person in Qatari capital Doha or connect virtually.