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Nachappa elected vice-president of Karnataka Athletics Assn

Bangalore: Former sprinter and Clean Sports India president Ashwini Nachappa on Saturday was elected as one of the vice-presidents of Karnataka Amateur Athletics Association in the polls held at its General body Meeting here.

Nachappa was elected as one of the four vice-presidents for a three-year term. The other three vice-presidents are Uday K Prabhu, Sunil Kumar Shety and A Munisanjeevappa.

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee chief G Parameshwara was elected unanimously as KAA President, while Chandrashekar Rai was made the Secretary. H R Udaya Kumar will be the treasurer of the association.

Para-athlete H N Girisha, who won a silver in the London Paralympic Games last year, was also named as one of the Executive Committee members.

The GBM, which was attended by 138 members, gave unanimous approval to the Annual Report, Accounts for 2012-13, besides also passing several amendments to the constitution of the Association.

Welcoming Nachappa`s election as KAA vice-president, CSI Convenor B V P Rao said, "I hope other former sportspersons would emulate Nachappa and become administrators to clean up sports bodies in the country.

"Nachappa has worked at the grassroot level as she was the head of Bangalore Urban District Association. I hope she would go ahead further and in near future would take up important positions in Athletics Federation of India," he said.

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