Olympic gold medallist Krisztina Fazekas-Zur joins ICF Athletes Commission
By Community | August 29, 2017
Two-time Hungarian Olympic gold medallist Krisztina Fazekas-Zur has been elected by her peers to join the International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) Athletes Committee.
Fazekas-Zur finished ahead of Denmark’s Henriette Engel Hansen and Poland’s Beata Mikolajczyk in the poll conducted during the ICF World Championships.
Russian sprinter Yurii Postrigai, a K2 200 gold medallist at the London Olympics, was elected unopposed as the male representative on the committee.
Fazekas-Zur was a member of Hungary’s K4 500 gold medal team at the London and Rio Olympics, and the winner of eight World Championship gold medals.
— Planet Canoe (@PlanetCanoe) August 29, 2017
“I’m really happy. I’m moved people voted for me because I really wanted this position,” she said.
“I’ve already talked with the athletes here at the World Championships, and I hope we can have a stronger voice. I hope we can have a good conversation.”
Fazekas-Zur and Postrigai will join South Africa’s Hayley Jo-Nixon (Canoe Marathon), Great Britain’s Claire O’Hara (Canoe Freestyle), Great Britain’s Tim Lodge (Paracanoe) and Australia’s Amanda Reynolds (Paracanoe) on the committee.
Elections for representatives from canoe slalom will be held during next month’s World Championships in Pau, France.