The world recognizes the leadership of the national leader José Quiñones Gonzáles, who today is president of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation and main architect so that our country can organize the Pan American and Parapan American Games Lima 2019 which was a worldwide success.
The renowned international olympic magazine Around the rings recognizes the work and effort of the national leader. “A new leadership of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation was the result of the tight elections held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic“.
Then he adds: “The prelude to these votes with the participation of the 28 national federations that are members of the continental body, was marked by criticism from a sector opposed to the re-election as president of Dominican William Ozuna, led by representatives of Peru, Argentina and USA”.
After a long election day, the Peruvian José Quiñones won by two votes to Ozuna who had chaired the Pan American Federation for 12 years. “We are a team“Quiñones, a member of the Executive Board of the International Weight Federation (IWF). In his statements, he ratified the main objectives to be fulfilled in his new mandate.
“Good governance, restructuring and transparency of the budget and equity in the development plans of the federations will be immediate tasks in the management,” said the Peruvian.
Quiñones, former president of the Peruvian Olympic Committee and key figure in the conquest of Lima of the headquarters of the 2019 Pan American Games, hinted that his position as head of the South American Confederation it could be occupied by another manager.
The New Executive Board
The new PAWF Executive Board is made up of José Quiñones (PER) – President, William Peña (COL) – General Secretary, Gustavo Malgor (ARG) – 1st Vice President, Luis Seijas (VEN) – Vice President, Andrés Vargas (PUR) – Vice President , As Treasurer, Phil Andrews (United States) and Members, Nadia Alvarado (MEX), Luis Zambrano (ECU) and Henry Phillips (PAN).
There was no “closed list” and each position was put to a vote as well as the following Committees: Technician, Joe Triolo (USA), Maritza Ortiz (DOM), José Enrique Alarcón (ECU). Physician, Dr. Mark Lavalle (USA), Dr. Roxanna Vargas (DOM), Dr. Ricardo Guerra (CUB). Training and Research, Kyle Pierce (USA), Carlos Cuervo (CUB).