Domingo Latela has been elected President of the Argentinian National Paralympic Committee (CoPAr) on 24 June, replacing Jose Maria Valladares, and will serve a four-year term until 2021.
At the CoPAr General Assembly, Presidential candidates Latela and Hernan Petta received 23 votes each, with General Assembly President Valladares casting a vote for Latela to break the tie.
Speaking to paradeportes.com, Latela said: “Jose Maria Valladares did a good job leading the CoPAr. Not it is time for us to continue improving.”
At Rio 2016, Argentina put an end to their 20-year-Paralympic gold medal drought through sprinter Yanina Martinez, who finished first in the women’s 100m T36. The South American country rounded off the Games with one gold, one silver and three bronze.
During his term as President, Latela will be involved in at least three major competitions: the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and the 2021 Youth Parapan American Games.
Meanwhile, Carlos Rodriguez was chosen Vice-president, while Beijing 2008 athletics silver medallist Sebastian Baldasarri was elected Secretary.