Bubka gets support of 4 countries in campaign to become IAAF President


Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure, Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare and Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce compete during the women’s 200 metres final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on August 16,
Sergey Bubka’s campaign to be the next President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) gathered momentum on Friday, as four countries publicly promised to vote him in.
The election is scheduled to hold in Beijing, the Chinese capital.
This is contained in the latest publication of an online portal, Insidethegames’.
Sebastian Coe, his rival, however, also collected another endorsement as Ghana became the first African country to offer him their backing.
The countries that publicly endorsed Bubkar are Paraguay, Peru, Singapore and Thailand. They all threw their support behind Bubka, the Ukraine’s 1988 Olympic pole vault champion.
These countries added their names to Kazakhstan, which had said last week they would back him.
Ghana, meanwhile, became the 23rd country to support Coe, Britain’s double Olympic 1,500 metres gold medalist.
Bubka was always widely expected to earn the support of most of the 13 South American countries eligible to vote in the election in Beijing on Aug. 19.
“We trust your notion of service and we want to collaborate in narrow form with you in the search of the construction of an athletics that reaches other levels in this new era,” Oscar Fernandez, President of the Peruvian Athletics Sport Federation, wrote in a letter to Bubka obtained by Insidethegames
Myrta Doldán, President of the Paraguayan Federation of athletics, also came out in support for Bubka.
“As President of the Paraguayan Federation of Athletics I will give my full support and wish him every success next week in Beijing,” she said.
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Source:: PM Newspaper