In her days as an active competitor and part of the national team of Panama, Anna Irene Delgado He wielded his sword and enthusiastically led his horse, looking forward with optimism to the days ahead. He also swam, ran and sharpened his target with sports shooting. She started her sports career with equestrianism and modern pentathlon.
Today, as a former ambassador of panama in uk, Now turned into the fencing leader and alternate deputy for the 8-4 District, her youthful ideals have not changed.
The lawyer, too, was appointed as part of the executive committee of International Fencing Federation (FIE), to become the sole representative of Latin america The sport’s highest decision-making body in the world.
“It was not an easy choice,” he admitted. Delgado, who based his campaign on the slogan “a comprehensive fence for developing countries”, a formula that earned him support 96 of 155 National Fencing Federations worldwide.
“For this election, 36 candidates from The Executive Committee of the FIE, 15 members had to be selected. He noted that the work and the proposal that we had done had convinced the delegates and gained the confidence of representatives from other continents, in a sporting career and in Olympic leadership. Panama, We had this post on the level FIE office, He said.
accordingly, Delgado He was nominated by the Egyptian representation to occupy the position of Vice President of the Republic International Fencing FederationAnd he won the center by a majority of 16 votes in his favour, bypassing representatives of authorities such as China, Italy, France and others from the European bloc and the United States.
“Winning the position of Vice President of the FIE is a great opportunity for the project Panama and an international duel.
Delgado is passionate and passionate about the sport, especially the sport of fencing and modern pentathlon. He reiterated, “I’m not new to the sport, not just as an athlete but as someone who has helped selflessly and I think all that effort is the result of what we have today.” Anna Irene Delgado
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“I am very disappointed in the position of some deputies, from Pandeportes and the Ministry of Economy and Finance, They did not want to discuss the project you presented, which seeks to create incentives for investment in sports, which is stagnant today. Panama has neither high performance centers nor high level conditioning centers. Delgado said the private company lacked incentives to invest in sports.
On the other hand, it is considered that a General Sports Law It can only be beneficial to the country if its goal is not to focus on creating a Ministry of Sports.
“If the idea of creating a Ministry of Sports, then I frankly think that it will not help the athletes, the sports leadership and the promotion of sports activities in the country. Sport and physical activity are part of human rights, they are elements of social transformation and sustainable development; if this is only limited to the creation of Ministry of Sports Increasing the state bureaucracy, as the truth does not give an answer to what sports and its athletes need PanamaThe lawyer explained.
From the vice president of Fencing, Ana Irene Delgado wants Panama It excels in this sport, supporting Latin American countries in developing more and better fencers.
But he also wants to contribute to the development of Panamanian sport in general, from a position that allows him to have contacts at the highest level at the international level.
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“It’s a process, and it’s not something that can be done from day to day. In Panama we have athletic talents, but these talents can’t be developed because we don’t have a place to do that. We need to invest, and doing that investment gets to the athletes. And from where I am, I will continue to contribute to this cause,” concluded the lady, athlete and leader.
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