Philippines’ Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski is 1st Filipina, Asian woman voted to Olympic board

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Mikee Jaworski voted to Olympic
Mikaela “Mikee” Cojuangco-Jaworski is a bemedalled equestrienne and has served as the Philippines’ representative to the IOC since 2013. Photo from Philippine Olympic Committee.

The Philippines’ Mikaela “Mikee” Cojuangco-Jaworski has been voted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board, the first Filipina and first Asian woman to hold the post.

The Philippines’ representative to the IOC was elected in the third round of voting at the virtual IOC Session held July 17, 2020, receiving 45 votes out of 93 votes to secure a position in the 15-person IOC board.

Cojuangco-Jaworski will replace Sergey Bubka, whose eight-year term on the Board came to an end.

Cojuangco-Jaworski will immediately begin her first four-year term of office as the first Filipina, first Asian female, and 5th female on the IOC board at the end of the 136th IOC Session.

She holds a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University.

The Philippines has yet to win gold at the Olympic Games. Four national athletes have already qualified for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, namely, pole vaulter EJ Obiena, gymnast Carlos Yulo, male boxer Eumir Marcial, and female boxer Irish Magno.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski for winning a seat in the IOC Executive Board.

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