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Aliann Pompey to the Olympic Athletes Association

South American athletics will have a representative on the Executive Committee of the World Association of Olympians, after the legendary Guyanese sprinter Aliann Pompey, champion of the 400 m dash at the Commonwealth Games, was selected during a General Assembly that took place out virtually.

“I am truly grateful for the support I have received, especially from the other member countries that voted for this position in the elections and I look forward to working with each of them; making sure that the continuous progress and the success of the Americas are noticed internationally ”, said Pompey in statements reproduced by the newspaper of her country Chronicle Sport.

Pompey, a four-time Olympian (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012), is a coach at St John’s University in the United States and organizer of the international athletics meeting that bears her name and is held each year in Georgetown.

The former sprinter, who is also part of the Panam Sports Athletes Commission, promised to “continue the work of fostering unity within the region, using all available resources and connections to achieve the goals on our regional wish list and ensuring that our Olympians are aware of the opportunities available to them. “

Pompey was nominated for the Executive Committee of the world entity by the Guyana Olympic Association.

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