Western Province’s James Evans was re-elected as President of Athletics South Africa at the quadrennial elections held at the Garden Court OR Tambo with Olympic marathoner Hendrick Ramaala winning the race for the Vice-President.
Evans and Harold Adams were the only two candidates standing for the position of President as Ramaala, Motlatsi Keikabile and Aleck Skhosana withdrew before voting commenced.┬á Evans received 33 votes with Adams second, receiving 24 of the votes.
ÔÇ£It is pleasing to see that the current board was on the right track and members are voting for continuity,ÔÇØ said Evans shortly after being re-elected.
With a total of 31 votes, Hendrick Ramaala was elected as Vice-President against the 26 of Geraldine Pillay. Adams, Motlatsi Keikabile and Aleck Skhosana withdrew their nominations, leaving the race between Pillay and Ramaala.
Provinces had two votes each; the seven associate members, the members of the four commissions (track and field, road running, cross country, athletes) and the board members each one vote.┬á Voting took place by means of ballot under supervision of SASCOC, the country’s Olympic governing body.