On Saturday, May 22, Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra is elected once again as the President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) for a second term during the virtual 47th FIH Congress of the sport’s global governing body. He is also the President of the Indian Olympic Association and an International Olympic Committee member.
International Hockey Federation (FIH) tweeted to congratulate and share this news on its official Twitter handle. FIH wrote, “Congratulations to Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra for being re-elected as FIH President.”
Congratulations to Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra for being re-elected as FIH President. pic.twitter.com/QqWwbrrNqx
— International Hockey Federation (@FIH_Hockey) May 22, 2021
In the voting, he secured a total of 63 votes out of 124 and defeated his rival Marc Coudron who is the only other candidate for the FIH Presidency at the Congress by two votes. Marc Coudron is from Belgium.
Dr. Batra was also an Executive Board Member of FIH as well as the Vice-President of the Asian Hockey Federation. In 2016, he became the first Indian to govern the global sports governing body when he was replaced by FIH President Leandro Negre for a four-year term. Dr. Batra will be continuing to serve as FIH’s President till 2024.
Hockey India also congratulates Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra on being re-elected as the President of the International Hockey Federation for a second term.
LIVE update from the 47th FIH Congress on May 22, 2021:
— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) May 22, 2021