Rozle Prezelj elected as new Chairman of IAAF Athletes’ Commission

Rozle Prezelj elected as new Chairman of IAAF Athletes’ Commission

  • Slovenian high jumper, Rozle Prezelj, 36, who represented Slovenia at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics  has been elected the new chairman of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Athletes’ Commission.
  • He will replace former track and field athlete from Namibia, Namibian Frank Fredericks who reached the end of his term.
  • Britain’s marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe was nominated vice-chairwoman of the commission.

 Rozle Prezelj

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  • Rozle Prezelj was born on  26 September 1979, in Slovenia. His father Dusan was a famous decathlete with a high jump personal best of 2.15 m and  his mother Stanka was a two time Yugoslavian champion with a personal best of 1.86 m (1981)
  • He had represented Slovenia in high jump at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. He was European Under-23 champion in 2001. He had set a national record of 2.32 metres in 2012 before retiring in 2014.

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)

  • The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)  is the international governing body for the sport of athletics.  It was founded on 17 July 1912 as the International Amateur Athletics Federation by representatives from 17 national athletics federations at the organization’s first congress in Stockholm, Sweden.