Himanta Biswa Sarma, President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI), was elected to the Badminton World Federation Council on Saturday for a four-year term ending in 2025. Sarma, who is also the Vice President of Badminton Asia, received 236 votes during the virtual AGM and election of the sport’s worldwide governing body, in which 31 members competed for 20 positions on the Council.
In the Badminton Association of India (BAI) release, Sarma was seen offering his gratitude and humility to all of the member nations for their votes in his favor. He used the occasion to congratulate the BWF President as well as his fellow council members on their appointments. He further elaborated on his ambition to push Indian badminton to the greatest level in the world and to build India as a badminton superpower.
BWF President Paul-Erik Hoyer was re-elected without opposition, as were Thailand’s Deputy President Khunying Patama and Switzerland’s Vice-President Paul Kurzo.
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