Mikee Cojuangco Jaworski (second from right) was elected to the International Olympic Committee Executive Board on Friday- Instagram/Mikee Cojuangco Jaworski
Cojuangco-Jaworski, who first became a member of the IOC back in September 2013, was elected to the board on Friday during the 103th IOC session, the organization’s first-ever virtual session in history.
She becomes the first Asian woman to be elected in the top IOC body.
Cojuangco-Jaworski and the rest of the board are mandated to “Assume general overall responsibility for the administration of the IOC and monitor compliance with the Olympic Charter”.
The 46-year-old will begin her five-year term amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the postponed Tokyo Olympics.
Cojuangco-Jaworski was an Asian Games gold medalist in 2002 and also won gold in the 2005 Southeast Asian Games in Manila.
Apart from Cojuangco-Jaworski, fellow equestrian Gerardo Wethein of Agentina was also elected to the board.- Luisa Morales -Philstar.com