Turkish member elected World Olympians vice president
ISTANBULAlper Kasapoğlu, a member of the Turkish Olympians Association Executive Board, has been elected as the new World Olympians Association (WOA) vice president at the WOA General Assembly held in Moscow.
Kasapoğlu, a former decathlete, represented Turkey in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He was the silver medalist at the Mediterranean Games held in Athens in 1991, breaking the national record with 7,650 points.
Kasapoğlu improved his personal best to 7,757 points in 1996 and still holds Turkey’s record in the decathlon.
Incumbent WOA President Joel Bouzou was reelected to his post at the congress on Oct. 22 after standing unopposed.
“I am overwhelmed by the support my fellow Olympians have shown me and I look forward to continuing my rewarding work with the WOA for the next four years, supported by the IOC and guided by our vision and mandate to assist Olympians around the world and promote the values of Olympism in the community,” Bouzou said after his reelection.