PMB’s Hartley crushed after failing to secure spot in IOC commission

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Bridgitte Hartley
Bridgitte Hartley

Pietermaritzburg-based sports personality Bridgitte Hartley admitted to feeling “very disappointed” after she failed to be elected to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission in Tokyo, Japan.

The two-time Olympic canoeist had campaigned for the election for about two weeks in Japan — just before and during the Games — but the vote did not go her way yesterday. It did work out successfully for Spanish basketball great Pau Gasol, Polish cyclist Maja Martyna Wloszczowska, Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini and Japanese fencer Yuki Ota, though.

The four received the most votes in the election and will become full members of the IOC, representing athletes’ interests in Olympic matters.

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