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China's Wang Yifu named ISSF vice president

China's national shooting team head coach Wang Yifu has been named vice president of the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF).

China's Wang Yifu named ISSF vice president

Beijing: China's national shooting team head coach Wang Yifu has been named vice president of the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF).

"Dear friends, dear colleagues, I am really happy and honoured. Thank you all for your support," Wang Yifu said on the ISSF official website late Wednesday, reports Xinhua.

"Under the excellent leadership of ISSF President Olegario Vazquez Rana and of ISSF Secretary General Franz Schreiber, and with the support of all our member federations, we will work together to realize our common goals."

Besides Wang, the General Assembly of ISSF also named Luciano Rossi from Italy, Gary Anderson from the US, Vladimir Lisin from Russia as its vice presidents.

Earlier Wednesday, ISSF re-elected Olegario Vazquez Rana as the ISSF president.

The 78-year-old Mexican will serve for another four-year term, and it is the ninth straight term since the former shooter and world record setter's first election in 1980.

Franz Schreiber from Germany was voted unanimously to become the new ISSF secretary general.

From Zee News

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