Evans re-elected Athletics SA president

2012-06-09 13:43

James Evans has been re-installed as the president of Athletics South Africa (ASA) during the athletics’ governing body’s general elections.

Evans, who was also elevated to the highest office in local athletics at the special general meeting in July last year, got 33 votes in a race he beat closest rival Harold Adams of Boland who received 24 votes in today’s elections.

Other challengers for the presidency post were Aleck Skhosana of KZN Athletics, Hendrick Ramaala of Central Gauteng Athletics and Motlatsi Keikabile of Athletics North West North but they withdrew their nominations before the polls.

Meanwhile, Ramaala pipped Galdine Pillay of Athletics Gauteng North to the vice-presidency seat with 31 to 26 votes in a two-candidate race after the withdrawal of former incumbent Keikabile as well as Adams and Skhosana.

The newly elected office bearers will serve a four-year term.

The group was previously elected in the office to complete the term of the ousted leadership under Leonard Chuene who was fired together with his entire board in 2009.

Evans, an attorney from Cape Town, started as the track and field chairperson three years ago before he was elevated to presidency in July last year.

The special elective conference was to fill the vacant presidency and vice-presidency posts following the axing of Chuene and his deputy Kakata Maponyane due to their handling of the gender debacle that followed Caster Semenya after the 2009 world championships in Berlin, Germany.

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